About the show

The utility industry is in the midst of profound change. New technologies are empowering cleaner, more efficient energy resources and a stronger grid. Communications systems are the key to this evolving industry. UTC sits at the intersection where the energy and tech communities come together. Listen in as we discuss the latest trends, business opportunities, policies, and related issues like diversity and workforce development. Meet us at the Intersection!

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Episodes

  • Episode 17: New Year, New Leadership

    February 9th, 2024  |  26 mins 50 secs
    energy, power, technology, telecommunications, utilities

    In the 2024 season premier of The Intersection, former Interim President and CEO Ron Beck passes the torch to new President and CEO Rusty Williams. Listen as these two UTC and industry veterans discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the industry and UTC as we enter into a new year.

  • Episode 16: The Value of Partnership

    December 20th, 2023  |  28 mins 36 secs
    energy, power, technology, telecommunications, utilities

    In the 2023 season finale of The Intersection, Interim President and CEO Ron Beck is joined by Ryan Gerbrandt, Chief Operating Officer at Anterix. Listen for a discussion on the unique, non-competitive spirit of collaboration that exists in the utility industry between both service and technology providers, fostering the strategic partnerships required to create modern solutions to serve their consumers as best as possible.

  • Episode 15: Leveraging Partnerships

    December 7th, 2023  |  19 mins 45 secs
    energy, infrastructure, technology, telecom, utilities

    Join Interim President and CEO Ron Beck for a discussion with Bobby Saddler, Director, Telecom Infrastructure and Growth, for the Lower Colorado River Authority, about keeping up with ever-changing technologies and leveraging partnerships (like UTC membership!) for a stronger organization.

  • Episode 14: Collaboration is the Key

    September 22nd, 2023  |  29 mins 10 secs
    broadband, energy, joint use, utilities

    Interim President and CEO Ron Beck chats with NYSPSC Commissioner Diane Burman about joint use, the importance of collaboration among utility providers, and how the industry can progress towards emerging green energy goals.

  • Episode 13: Passing the Torch 2023

    May 24th, 2023  |  33 mins 58 secs
    leadership, telecommunications, utilities

    Former Chair or the Board and Interim President and CEO Ron Beck moderates a discussion between 22-23 Chair of the Board Dewey Day and incoming 23-24 Chair of the Board Kirt Mayson

  • Episode 12: Connecting Across Borders

    April 26th, 2023  |  36 mins 57 secs
    energy, power, technology, utilities

    UTC President and CEO Sheryl Riggs is joined by Francis Bradley, CEO of Electricity Canada, for a discussion on the need for international collaboration in the utility industry to ensure a reliable and well-functioning grid.

  • Episode 11: Industry Legend

    March 22nd, 2023  |  29 mins 14 secs
    energy, innovation, mentorship

    Utilities Technology Council's President and CEO Sheryl Osiene-Riggs talks with industry legend Sheila Hollis, Acting Executive Director of the United States Energy Association, about the importance of bringing different industry voices together to address common challenges, as well as their personal career experiences.

  • Episode 10: Industry Trailblazers

    February 17th, 2023  |  33 mins 48 secs

    Utilities Technology Council's President and CEO Sheryl Osiene-Riggs sits down with Paula Glover, President of Alliance to Save Energy, for a discussion about their experiences growing their careers and changing the face of the energy industry.

  • Episode 9: Be a Game Changer

    November 23rd, 2022  |  34 mins 5 secs
    entrepreneurship, innovation, security, technology

    Join UTC President and CEO Sheryl Osiene-Riggs and Rachel Olney, founder of Geosite, a geospatial data analytics firm, for a conversation about the role of data in understanding and improving utility systems and the importance of robust cyber security in maintaining these operations.

  • Episode 8: CEO Sitdown

    July 28th, 2022  |  21 mins 26 secs
    energy, leadership, technology, trade association, utilities

    Hear from UTC's President and CEO, Sheryl Osiene-Riggs, alongside fellow CEOs Michael Quinn, Sharyland Utilities and Hunt Utility Services and Paul Reid, Mimomax Wireless Ltd as they discuss the various challenges utilities face, their time as leaders and their favorite moment at the annual conference and throughout their time with UTC.

  • Episode 7: Building Your Legacy

    June 22nd, 2022  |  24 mins 27 secs
    energy, leadership, technology, trade association, utilities

    This episode features host Sheryl Osiene-Riggs, UTC President and CEO and UTC legacy member and Telecommunications Engineer, Sheila Wells.

  • Episode 6: Passing the Torch (Part 2)

    May 13th, 2022  |  29 mins 22 secs
    energy, leadership, technology, trade association, utilities

    Hosted by UTC's President and CEO, Sheryl Osiene-Riggs, this episode is a discussion between incoming Chair, Dewey Day (Pacific Gas & Electric Company) and outgoing UTC Chair, Paul Lambert (East River Electric Power Coop).