Past Event

North American Electric Power: An Industry in Transition

May 18, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

North American power sector companies face a range of pressures around questions old and new: reliability, resilience, affordability, and access. Sometimes they face potentially contradictory expectations from the public, policy-makers, and regulators. How can industry-leading companies simultaneously deliver decarbonized power, value for shareholders, reliability, and inexpensive power for customers? Can further integration of the North American power markets assist in achieving more efficient operations and decarbonization goals? 

The Center on Global Energy Policy is pleased to host a panel of leading experts to address these questions as part of our 7th Annual Columbia Global Energy Summit.


  • Cheryl LaFleur, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA, and Former Commissioner and Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)


  • Sophie Brochu, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hydro-Québec
  • Paula Gold-Williams, President and CEO, CPS Energy
  • Tania Ortiz Mena, Chief Executive Officer, IEnova


This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend.

For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Kyu Lee ([email protected]) or Genna Morton ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact Caitlin Norfleet or Nicolina DueMogensen ([email protected]).

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