Perspectives from AEIC's Annual Meeting

by Steve Mitnick, Executive Editor, Public Utilities Fortnightly

The CEOs of ALLETE, Arizona Public Service, Cleco Corporate Holdings, Long Island Power Authority, Orange & Rockland Utilities, Southern California Edison, and Tampa Energy were there. As were the COOs or Presidents of Associated Electric Cooperative, Commonwealth Edison, Eversource, Oncor, PPL Utilities, and San Diego Gas & Electric. As were dozens of EVPs, SVPs, VPs and other utility operational leaders.

That is, at the one hundred thirty-eighth annual meeting of the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies. Since the year 1885 when Thomas Edison himself launched AEIC.

Seven general sessions over two days in Scottsdale zeroed in on executing the industry’s priorities of decarbonization, digitization, resilience, and electrification. While ensuring reliability, safety, and affordability for utility customers. 

The Public Utilities Fortnightly team interviewed experts while at the conference. Read on, to have a taste of the cross-industry conversations that took place when AEIC once again got together.