Amanda Ormond

Though the US government may be stalling on energy policy, the Western Interconnect should move ahead with its own initiatives, said former Arizona state energy office director, currently Southwest representative of the Western Grid Group, and independent energy consultant Amanda Ormond, in a press conference call on Wednesday.

“We have a vacuum in energy policy and we want to West to get focused,” Ormond said. “Part of that is being globally competitive.” She said she hopes the West can develop products good enough to export them globally. Keep reading →