Virtual events the cover a range of pressing topics for our energy community – another of our Forward Focus events.
Grid Forward Town Halls are 90-minute virtual events that bring together our members, friends and advisors to tackle a number of top-of-mind topics as our community manages the electric grid and utility services through the COVID-19 crisis. Each Town Hall gives you very current information across a spectrum of topics. You can voice your own opinions, share early lessons and pose questions with our community.
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The Forward Focus Virtual Town Hall format lets us encourage as much back-and-forth discussion as possible. It’s open to all Grid Forward members, and we cap attendance to give every attendee a chance to contribute. We don’t share any specific comments outside of this group, just a general summary for our organization.
We are planning our next Forward Focus Virtual Town Hall for this spring. If you’d like to be invited, please contact our membership director, Sam Zuckerman.
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See some of the discussion leaders and topics from our first Forward Focus Town Halls.
Grid Forward and more than 130 leaders in electrical power and the grid came together on December 11, 2020 to talk about what impacts the new administration may have on the electric utility sector and grid modernization in particular. Read a summary of the town hall here.
A central theme from among the speakers was optimism with the new administration and that past bi-partisan mis-alignments may be corrected. Compounding this change is that fact that the 117th Congress represents “a sea change” and “musical chairs” at both the federal and state level for key energy influencers as new faces enter key positions. The Town Hall speakers indicated that we all can assist this transition by educating key decision makers on infrastructure issues from our perspectives.
General session recap and follow-up discussion at 12:45pm