The Energy 202 Live
On Thursday, May 10 at The Washington Post, government leaders and experts across the energy sector gathered to discuss issues affecting the safety, security and future of the country’s energy infrastructure and electric grid. Speakers included Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Kevin J. McIntyre, two members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources -- Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) -- and other leading experts.
A View from Capitol Hill
Two members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources -- Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) -- debate the administration’s energy priorities and discuss the security of America’s energy grid, including how to combat cyber threats.
Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, discuss the possibilities of bipartisan legislation on energy.
Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, discuss what Congress is doing to prevent state actors from hacking into the country’s power grid system.
Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.)
Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Elected in 2012, Martin Heinrich is a United States Senator for New Mexico. Heinrich serves on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources, Armed Services, and Intelligence Committees. He is the Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee and the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.
Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.)
Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
On January 5, 2011, John Hoeven was sworn in as North Dakota’s 22nd U.S. Senator, following ten years of service as the state’s governor. As a senator, Hoeven has been leading efforts to develop a comprehensive national energy plan, including serving as the leading advocate for approving the Keystone XL pipeline.
Moderated by Dino Grandoni
Dino Grandoni is an energy and environmental policy reporter and author of The Washington Post's “The Energy 202” newsletter.
One-on-One with the FERC Chairman
Kevin J. McIntyre, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, discusses new regulations and proposals to shore up the security of power grid operations and the balance between the agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Kevin J. McIntyre, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, discusses FERC's rejection of U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry's proposed resiliency compensation.
Kevin J. McIntyre, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, describes the relationship between federal regulators and states on energy policy in America.
Kevin J. McIntyre
Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Chairman Kevin J. McIntyre was nominated to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by President Donald J. Trump in August 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 2, 2017. Prior to joining the Commission, Chairman McIntyre was the co-leader of the global Energy Practice at the law firm Jones Day.
Interviewed by Steven Mufson
Steven Mufson is an energy and financial reporter at The Washington Post.
Energy Challenges Facing America in the 21st Century
Samantha Gross, a fellow at the Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate; Rauf Mammadov, a resident scholar at the Middle East Institute; and Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (Ret.), former Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment; address the intersection of energy innovation and cybersecurity, including new tactics to prevent cyber attacks and other national security threats.
Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (Ret.), former Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment, says "we are less secure as Americans," as a result of the withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.
Samantha Gross, a fellow at the Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate; Rauf Mammadov, a resident scholar at the Middle East Institute; and Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (Ret.), former Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment; describe possible threats to the U.S. power grid and address proactive measures to prevent these attacks.
Samantha Gross
Fellow, Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate, The Brookings Institution
Samantha Gross is a fellow in the Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate. Her work is focused on the intersection of energy, environment, and policy, including climate policy and international cooperation, energy efficiency, unconventional oil and gas development, regional and global natural gas trade, and the energy-water nexus.
Rauf Mammadov
Resident Scholar, Middle East Institute
Rauf Mammadov is a resident scholar on energy policy at Middle East Institute. He focuses on issues of energy security and global energy industry trends. Prior to joining MEI, Mammadov held top administrative positions for the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) from 2006 and 2016.
Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (Ret.)
Former Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment, U.S. Department of the Navy; Advisory Board Member, The Center for Climate and Security
Dennis McGinn was appointed and served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment from September 2013 until January 2017. McGinn is former President of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and a past member of the Steering Committee of the Energy Future Coalition, United States Energy Security Council, Bipartisan Policy Center Energy Board, and CNA Military Advisory Board.
Moderated by Sara Sorcher
Sara Sorcher is the deputy editor of PowerPost, a Washington Post vertical exploring the power centers of the nation's capital.
Content from Pepco, an Exelon Company
Pepco Holdings President and CEO David Velazquez discusses how Pepco and Exelon are investing in the nation’s energy grid, working to meet today’s grid infrastructure challenges and focusing on customers’ evolving needs.
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