USEA News & Articles

July 30th, 2021
Never has resilience in the electric utility industry been more critical than it is right now. Extreme weather -- heatwaves, hurricanes, and arctic blasts -- and constant cyber threats are everyday occurrences. These events can interrupt power supply calamitously at any time and without a scintilla of warning.
July 30th, 2021

Allison Archambault, president of EarthSpark International since 2010, won the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 C3E International Award for her 15 years...

July 26th, 2021


Position Title:

Deputy Director - Contracts


Washington, DC


International Development


Full-Time Position

July 19th, 2021
USEA recently published a handbook to provide a comprehensive introduction to the cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and risks that modern power sector utilities face, as well as potential solutions to these concerns.
July 13th, 2021
USEA's Sheila Hollis is featured in a new episode of a podcast from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office Of Electricity. Grid Talk, hosted by Marty Rosenberg, shares insights from electric industry experts on emerging technology and trends for powering our lives.
July 8th, 2021


Position Title:

Senior Program Coordinator, Indo-Pacific Energy Market Investment and Modernization (EMIM) Project


Washington, DC

July 2nd, 2021

In this issue:

  • Welcoming new USEA member encoord
  • Commentary from Mike Sommers, President & CEO, American Petroleum Institute; USEA Board Member
  • Applying Grid Enhancing Technologies to Accelerate Renewable Energy
  • USEA CFO Brian Kearns Prmoted to COO
  • Women In Energy July 2021: Patricia Tatto
July 1st, 2021

Patricia has dedicated her career to developing and driving the renewable energy industry into the upcoming energy markets, serving as a technical advisor and business guide and creating...

June 24th, 2021
Across Europe and Eurasia, regional network planning studies are underway to identify bottlenecks to integrating renewables, sharing cross-border reserves, and expanding regional clean energy trade.
June 16th, 2021
On Wednesday, USEA Acting Executive Director Sheila Hollis announced that longtime USEA Chief Financial Officer Brian Kearns has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. He will retain the title and duties of CFO.
June 3rd, 2021

Inside this issue:

  • Letter from Dr. Steven Burns, Chief of Energy and Infrastructure, Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, USAID
  • USEA Featured In Two Podcasts
  • Industry Spotlight: Karen Harbert, American Gas Association
  • Commentary by Zurab Ezugbaia, Georgian State Electrosystem 
  • In Memoriam: Pat McMurray
June 2nd, 2021

USEA Acting Executive Director Sheila Hollis has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Energy Foundation. The National Energy Foundation (NEF) is a unique...

June 1st, 2021
The Women in Energy series is a joint project between USEA and USAID that was developed out of USEA’s Engendering Utilities Partnership, a program funded by USAID to improve gender policies and gender outcomes at their respective organizations. Every month we feature a woman who has shown exemplary leadership.
May 19th, 2021
USEA Executive Director Sheila Hollis is featured on the newest episode of Resources Radio, a weekly podcast series produced by Resources for the Future (RFF). RFF is a non-profit organization whose mission...
May 19th, 2021
In this recent episode of Energi Talks, hosted by Markham Hislop, USEA Acting Executive Director Sheila Hollis and Senior Program Coordinator Elise Voorhis discuss USEA's recent work...
May 17th, 2021
What will be the impact of President Joe Biden’s proposed $2.3 trillion infrastructure package on the electric utility industry and its suppliers? That was the question addressed at USEA's virtual press briefing on May 14.
May 13th, 2021
Over the last two decades, international partnerships have helped the Georgian State Electrosystem (GSE) become a strong, stable, company, with the skills and expertise to carry our country’s power system...
May 12th, 2021
Last week, during the Spring USEA Board of Directors meeting, two new Directors were confirmed by the Board. The new Directors...
May 10th, 2021
Last Thursday, at USEA’s Annual Membership Meeting and Public Policy Forum, USEA Senior Director Will Polen and Program Director Marjorie Jean-Pierre announced the recipients of the USEA 2020-2021 Volunteer...
May 7th, 2021
USEA's 2020 Annual Report is now available. This year's report features recaps of our flagship events, the work of our international programs, letters from Acting Executive Director Sheila Hollis and Executive Chairman Vicky Bailey, and a dedication to former Executive Director Barry Worthington. This digital version includes interactive links.