Features Energy

JoAnn Chávez – DTE

Est. reading time: 4 mins

At some point, every person, everywhere needs a helping hand, but that help may be hard to get in underserved parts of the country. That’s been the experience of JoAnn Chávez, senior vice president and chief legal officer for Michigan-based Fortune 250 energy provider DTE, which is seeking to uplift young people in parts of […]

John Stewart – Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It seemed like an ordinary assignment for crews at Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC. Trees outside a customer’s home were growing into the path of the wires and they needed to be trimmed back. Then, the crew discovered the homeowner perched in the tree to prevent trimming. She wasn’t budging. So, Vice President for Litigation […]

Joshua Pearson – EDF Renewables North America

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s  been hard to ignore the extreme weather events as of late. Between the wildfires ravaging the West Coast, the deep freeze in Texas and the hurricanes destroying areas of the U.S. and the Caribbean, these incidents seem to be occurring with more regularity. Joshua Pearson has been taking note and he knows others are, […]

James Gallegos – Alliant Energy

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s an ambitious goal shared by the state of Wisconsin and an investor-owned public utility: Generate only carbon-free electricity by 2050; gradually move from coal-fired power plants in favor of wind, solar and other renewable sources; and electrify public transit while giving residents plug-in points for electric vehicles. For all this to happen, a creative […]

Jack Garfinkle – PECO Energy

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Sure, there are plenty of people who say Corbin Bernsen’s best role was playing Roger Dorn in the “Major League” trilogy. Or when he was Henry Spencer for 120 episodes of “Psych.” But for most people, Bernsen’s most recognizable and most acclaimed part was when he portrayed Arnie Becker for all eight seasons of the […]

Joe Condo – Ørsted

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Talk about a pivot: Based just outside of Copenhagen, Denmark, Ørsted has transitioned from fossil fuels to renewable energy in just 10 years—a willing cog in the Scandinavian nation’s trendsetting efforts to go green. For many years, Ørsted’s predecessor company was one of the most fossil fuel intensive energy companies in Europe. Today, it’s ranked […]

James “Jamie” Wallace – Montauk Energy

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s abundant, whether captured from decomposing garbage or cows. Harvesting biogas, which is converted into renewable natural gas, or RNG, provides an ever-growing source of energy for electricity and transportation, and it has provided a bounty of legal learning for James “Jamie” Wallace. “In capturing the methane, which is a primary component of biogas, we’re […]

Jennifer Smestad – Otter Tail Corporation

Est. reading time: 4 mins

There’s a lot to be said of Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Located in Otter Tail County, it has more than 1,000 lakes; 13,500 friendly people live there; and Otter Tail Power Company produces energy at a cost 30 percent lower than the national residential average. That doesn’t happen by accident. Working with a legal team of […]

Jeremy Osborne – Pegasus Optimization Managers LLC

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Got to hang on to that startup mentality, though the company seems to be anything but a newcomer in the very specialized business of contract compression. So muses Jeremy Osborne about Pegasus Optimization Managers, LLC, which he and former President/CEO Randy Dean co-founded just over four years ago in College Station, Texas. Success mustn’t go […]

Joe Limone – Noble Americas

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Lawyers have their oft-pure stories about how they discovered the legal field: devouring the works of Oliver Wendell Holmes during summer vacation, perhaps, or writing an essay on the humble heroism of Atticus Finch. Joe Limone’s story is far grittier, and involves a Massachusetts subway and a cigarette. During one of his hundreds of hour-long […]

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