In each episode of Gridlock, we talk about things that can and must be done to create and protect grid resiliency in the face of increased threats from climate change. As we all know, preparing the grid for climate change requires a prep mentality, smart strategic planning, and having the right resources on the ground to execute these proactive climate-change plans and to have the capability to respond to urgent and unpredictable weather and other climate-change related circumstances. Gridlock is sponsored by Koppers Utility & Industrial Products, the country’s largest American-owned wood pole manufacturer, supplying quality poles and cross-arms to utilities nationwide. Koppers' products are used by utilities of every size to help power the nation’s electrical infrastructure, from the smallest co-op to the largest investor-owned utility.


November 3, 2022 17 min
How do investors in publicly-traded electric utility stocks view the topic of climate change? Does climate change alter their current investment strategy or is it a potential deterrent to additional investment in the industry? How or does an electric utility’s decision to make climate-related investments, ranging from alternative energy to grid hardening, create the prospect of future value for investors?

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As climate change continues dominating headlines, its future financial impact remains a key concern to electric utilities in the U.S. and worldwide. Join our expert climate scientists from Institutional Shareholder Services as they discuss how the increasing growth and intensity of natural disasters may impact the future market value of publicly traded utilities.

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) provides both investors and c...
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Argonne National Laboratory is the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s multidisciplinary research center and a leader in developing and analyzing climate-related data. Argonne researchers work closely with researchers from hundreds of companies, universities, and federal, state and municipal agencies to help them solve their specific problems, advance America’s scientific leadership and prepare the nation for a better future. Join our guests fr...
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Nora Mead Brownell is the co-founder of ESPY Energy Solutions, LLC, a women-owned business providing innovative and highly-skilled consulting services.

Ms. Brownell served as the Chair of the Board of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). She has also served on the boards of National Grid PLC, Tangent Energy, Spectra Energy Partners, New World Capital, TerViva Bioenergy, ONCOR, Comverge, Starwood Energy Fund, and the GridWise Archi...
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April 21, 2022 1 min
Hurricanes. Ice Storms. Wildfires. Tornadoes. 2021 was not kind to electric utilities or their customers...

As an industry leader, how will you adapt and shape your utility’s response as Mother Nature’s assault on the electric grid continues to intensify? How can your key vendors best help you respond?

Introducing Gridlock, a Koppers-exclusive podcast series. Join expert guests including national research laboratories, government ene...
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