Brattle Principal Fox-Penner recently served as a guest speaker on Riverside Public Utilities’ (RPU) weekly radio program, Green Power Report, where he discussed the changing landscape of the electric utility industry.
The multi award-winning program, which airs on California’s AM 590 The Answer, serves as one of Inland Southern California’s key sources for news about environmental stewardship, sustainable living practices, and renewable energy. Past guests have included area city and utilities officials, as well as top environmental bloggers, activists, celebrities, and corporate leaders.
Dr. Fox-Penner spoke to show hosts Ryan Bullard and Mark Cloud on how emerging technologies, such as the Smart Grid, are shaping the transformation of the electric utility. Dr. Fox-Penner is the author of Smart Power: Climate Change, the Smart Grid, and the Future of Electric Utilities, released originally by Island Press in 2010. Island Press will release the anniversary edition, including new forewords by industry experts, this September. In his interview, Dr. Fox-Penner drew upon the book’s message, discussing the redesign of utility business models in order to adapt to an era with new priorities, goals, and technologies.
For more information on Green Power Report, and to listen to Dr. Fox-Penner’s interview, please visit their website.