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The KJ Show Episode 15: Do Regulators Know Best?

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President JOHNSON CONSULTING GROUP

Dr. Katherine Johnson is President of Johnson Consulting Group. For nearly 25 years, Dr. Johnson has worked closely with investor-owned, rural electric cooperatives, and municipal energy...

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Every week, I host 'The KJ Show,' which offers a mix of breaking news and practical advice on how the energy industry affects the consumer. During this fast-paced show, I combine weekly energy updates with conversations with leaders in the energy efficiency community. 

After each show, I'll share it here with the Energy Central Community in case you were unable to join me live.

This Week: Episode 15: Do Regulators Know Best?

Join Dr. Katherine Johnson today as she discusses the current regulatory frameworks and challenges facing Investor-Owned Utilities in the United States. As regulated monopolies, utilities play an essential role in our economy. Our special guest on today's show is Commissioner Brent Bailey of the Mississippi Public Service Commission. The Commissioner discusses how energy efficiency and renewable energy policies benefit his state. Mr. Bailey also shares his insights regarding emerging trends such as electrification and generation.

 

More about the show and how you can participate: 

The KJ Show on BoldBraveTV.com is every Wednesday at 11 a.m. Eastern. This fast-paced show combines energy updates with conversations with leaders in the energy efficiency community. Each show will also include a live call-in segment the audience can ask their questions and share their opinions about some of the hottest topics in energy today. Katherine shares insights on the changes in the industry drawing on her experience as a consultant in the energy efficiency industry for the past 30 years. Join the conversation live at 11 a.m. Wednesdays by calling 866-451-1451 to talk about the changes and innovations in the energy efficiency industry. 

If you are interested in being one of Katherine's guests - contact me at kjohnson@johnsonconsults.com.

Past shows are broadcast on a variety of Internet platforms including YouTube, Spotify, Spreaker, Google, IHEART Radio, BoldBraveTalk.com and multiple international platforms.

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Audra Drazga on Sep 9, 2022

Great show, Katherine.  I loved the interview with Bret Bailey from Mississippi!  Very informative. 

A couple of notes:

The “Blueberry Project” made me smile.  I love that the industry is trying new ways to build mutualistic relationships with use of land and how multiple parties may benefit.  My concern is that Solar power that uses up additional land does not make sense.  I do see the support for solar on rooftops.

Regarding Bret’s discussion about diversification – this makes a lot of sense.  They have a high percentage of power from natural gas – and as he noted, when prices go up as they are now – it helps to have other types of energy sources in play.

Regarding EVs and some of the bidirectional programs that are being tested.  I think we are at a point where utilities and other companies are trying new ways to maximize sources of power generation.  We are in a "new era" of power generation, and it seems like everything is on the table. I wonder if this is what it was like when the first combustion car came out.  

Looking forward to your next episode! 

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Katherine Johnson on Sep 9, 2022

Thanks for the feedback. Appreciate the insights and we are ushering in a new era for sure!  Exciting times. 

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