The Power Walk: A NARUC Podcast

by Regina Davis

The Power Walk is a podcast dedicated to discussing what matters to everyone who regulates, provides, or depends on our public utilities. The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1889 dedicated to representing state public service commissions who are responsible for regulating the utility companies that provide essential services such as energy, telecommunicat ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • Electrifying Equity

    Electrifying Equity

    Virginia State Corporation Commission Chair Judge Jehmal Hudson, chair of the NARUC Select Committee on Regulatory and Industry Diversity, discusses equity issues with Digital Equity Research Center Founder and Director, Dr. Colin Rhinesmith.

  • EnerKnol Interview: Shahid Mahdi

    EnerKnol Interview: Shahid Mahdi

    Speaker: Shahid Mahdi, Product Manager at EnerKnol EnerKnol is a market leader in energy intelligence. Its signature product is the EnerKnol Platform, a comprehensive software solution that aggregates all public regulatory legal and investment information within the energy, ESG, climate, and environment space and consolidates it into one centralized software solution. The platform contains 600+ public domain agencies worth of filings, which top out at around 40 million. Topic: Current use cases for the platform by utilities and public service commissions. The platform's ability to enable stakeholders to stay abreast of regulatory policies. Also discussed is EnerKnol's role in helping users to better understand cybersecurity and energy infrastructure threats and vulnerabilities.

  • Season 1

  • The Poverty Simulation: Part Two

    The Poverty Simulation: Part Two

    In Part Two of our discussion on Consumers and Poverty, we chat with Commissioner Maida Coleman of the Missouri Public Service Commission, who shares insights on NARUC's Poverty Simulation: an in-person activity that helps participants experience and better understand what it's like to live in poverty. As the past chair of the Association's Committee on Consumers and the Public Interest, Commissioner Coleman also describes key consumer-focused priorities.

  • The Poverty Simulation: Part One

    The Poverty Simulation: Part One

    In this first installment of a two-part discussion, Commissioner Odogwu Obi Linton, of the Maryland Public Service Commission, discusses the NARUC Poverty Simulation. This activity helps participants better understand the challenges faced by people, such as utility customers, who must navigate a variety of often complex circumstances for daily survival. As chair of the NARUC Committee on Consumers and The Public Interest, he also provides some insights on current consumer issues.

  • AGA on Natural Gas Safety and Cybersecurity

    AGA on Natural Gas Safety and Cybersecurity

    Christina Sames, Senior Vice President, Safety, Operations, and Security, and Kimberly Denbow, Managing Director, Security & Operations provide an extensive update on current AGA activities and initiatives, including safety oversight; the Innovative Safety Practices Exchange and other safety-related initiatives; codes, standards, and publications development; and partnerships