Speaker: Boughey to discuss electricity and the economy
Blackouts may do more to make people appreciate the value and convenience of electricity than all public relations strategies combined.
Lee Boughey’s talk during the Energy Forum & Expo will serve to remind people why they shouldn’t take affordable electricity for granted.
“We need to really think about the importance of electricity in our lives ... whether it’s our lives at home or at work or the economy in general,” he said.
“The talk will focus on what electricity means to us and what it’s meant to our country; where we’ve grown, where we are today and a view of the future.”
“Whether in the policy development process or in people’s everyday lives, we’ve forgotten how important electricity is,” Boughey said. “So for this discussion, we’re going to talk about that — what it costs and what the concerns are with rising electricity rates and what we can do to manage the future to keep power affordable.”
“There’s a tremendous amount of pressure on the affordability of electricity; in particular regulation and legislation that can drive up costs. One example is potential regulations on carbon emissions. How do you address that issue while keeping power affordable? We believe technology is the solution and we’re looking at multiple technologies as options.”