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Guest: Josh Castonguay

Josh Castonguay is VP and Chief Innovation Officer at Green Mountain Power. Josh is a creative problem solver who leads Green Mountain Power’s pioneering innovation team which delivers results for Vermonters by accelerating the transition away from fossil fuels with programs that reduce costs for customers while boosting resiliency and strengthening the grid. He’s led award-winning initiatives including home energy storage programs, the nation’s first 100% renewable distribution circuit microgrid, and leveraging electric vehicles and other flexible resources to reduce peak energy costs for GMP customers. Josh is an electrical engineer and proud graduate of the University of Maine. He lives in Vermont with his wife and two children.

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[Episode #186] – Transition in Vermont, Part 1

This is the first show in a new format we are piloting for the Energy Transition Show. Instead of exploring a particular topic with one guest who has a non-commercial perspective, as most of our shows so far have done, this new format aims to tell stories about how the energy transition is proceeding in some of the places Chris visits in his travels. Through interviews with multiple local experts, including those who are working in the energy sector, we hope this new format will help to demonstrate how the unique challenges and opportunities in every place will determine its particular path through the energy transition.

We are kicking off this new show format with some stories about Vermont for a simple reason: When it comes to the energy transition, Vermont stands out as a place that punches way above its weight. It has innovated numerous policies and mechanisms to reduce its energy consumption and carbon emissions that have been emulated by other US states. And it continues to serve as a model to the rest of the country for effective energy transition strategies.

You’ll learn more about all of these accomplishments, as well as what makes Vermont such an exemplar in the energy transition, in this two-part miniseries based on interviews with eight local experts.

In this first part, we talk about the supply side of Vermont’s energy picture. In the second part, we’ll look at the demand side.

Recording date: October 11-15, 2021

Air date: November 23, 2022

Geek Rating: 4


Geek rating: 4