April 2021

The G-PST Consortium hosted its formal launch event convened in association with U.S. Climate Action Week. Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Jennifer Granholm and U.K. Secretary of State of the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Kwasi Kwarteng, together with several executives of power system operators and institutions from around the world, officially launched the G-PST Consortium, a bold and innovative public-private partnership to accelerate transitions to net-zero emission, reliable power systems, and support economic growth. The event included individual remarks from seven of the speakers as well as a roundtable discussion with leading system operators, moderated by Christie Ulman, President of the Sequoia Climate Fund. Speakers and panelists include:

  • Honorable Jennifer Granholm – Secretary of the U.S. DOE
  • Honorable Kwasi Kwarteng – Secretary of State of the U.K. BEIS
  • Fintan Slye – Director, U.K. National Grid Energy System Operator (ESO)
  • Pak Darmawan Prasodjo – Vice CEO, Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) Indonesia
  • Martin Keller – Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Larry Culp – CEO, General Electric (GE) Elliot Mainzer – President and CEO, California Independent System Operator (CAISO)
  • KVS Baba – Chairman and Managing Director, Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO)
  • André de Ruyter – CEO, Eskom Holdings
  • Cesar Butron – President, COES Peru
  • Thomas Egebo – CEO, Energinet
  • Michael Gatt – COO, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

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