Host: Kate Hardin, executive director, Deloitte Research Center for Energy & Industrials, Deloitte Services LP
Presenter: Jim Thomson, vice chair, US Power, Utilities & Renewables leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
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The electric power industry has faced rising costs amid slow demand growth for more than a decade. Given recent inflation, increasingly extreme weather, potential cyber and physical threats, and grid complexity, can electric companies advance the clean energy transition while maintaining affordability? We’ll discuss:
- Key trends impacting electric company spending and electricity consumption
- The impact of new policies such as the Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
- Avenues to evaluate the evolving utility “math” in the coming years
Meet the speakers
Kate Hardin, executive director of Deloitte’s Research Center for Energy and Industrials, has worked in the energy industry for 25 years. She leads Deloitte’s research team covering the implications of the energy transition for the industrial, oil, gas, and power sectors. She has served as an alumni expert at Yale’s Center for Business and Environment, and she is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Jim serves as the vice chair, US Power, Utilities & Renewables leader, as well as a lead client service partner for Deloitte Consulting LLP. A consulting principal based in Tampa, Jim has more than 30 years of consulting experience working with global power, utility, and renewable energy clients. He is focused on delivering solutions to complex and critical challenges within the industry and brings a strong passion for making a difference with some of our largest power, utility, and renewable energy businesses and their customers.