Along Those Lines: Raising the Alarm on Grid Reliability

NRECA CEO Jim Matheson (left) and Associated Electric Cooperative CEO David Tudor. (Photos By: Denny Gainer/NRECA)

For nearly a century, America’s electric grid has lived up to its reputation as a one of the world’s greatest technological marvels, capable of delivering power to millions of residents and businesses safely, affordably and—most important—reliably.

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But lately, that reliability has been called into question, with new government regulations forcing the disorderly closure of always-on power plants in favor of renewables and demand exceeding supply during critical times in several regions of the country. What’s causing our grid to become more fragile and less reliable, and what have co-ops been doing to raise the alarm and offer solutions?

Hear from Jim Matheson, CEO of NRECA, and David Tudor, CEO of Associated Electric Cooperative, a large generation and transmission co-op in Missouri.

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