Factor This!

100 years ago, industrials built the electric grid. Now they're leaving it

October 16, 2023 Renewable Energy World Season 1 Episode 71
Factor This!
100 years ago, industrials built the electric grid. Now they're leaving it
Show Notes

More than 100 years ago, the electric grid was built by, and for, large industrial companies. What started with on-site power supply evolved into a network of factories that would later extend to nearby homes.

But along the way, the focus, at least for utilities, changed. Expensive upgrades, prolonged timelines, and reliability shortfalls are now fueling a trend of industrials taking back their power.

Episode 63 of the Factor This! podcast features Jereme Kent, CEO of One Energy, a C&I developer and asset owner pouncing on the opportunity to serve the nation's 53,000 largest energy consumers.

Kent takes us inside the shifting dynamic between industrials and utilities and One Energy's $300 million push into public markets.

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