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Insights and tips from remarkable women leaders and innovators - from business, policy, science, the arts - who are transforming our world - Energy and sustainability - Career advice too.

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Feb 22, 2022

“Today there's about 87,000 wind turbines installed onshore and they are generating, 122,000 megawats of power. So, and as you said, that's about 10 to 12% of the total use in the U.S. …A 1.5 megawat turbine is one of the more common ones in the United States, and that will give you enough energy for about 350 homes in the United States. So then if you take that and scale it up to a 10 megawat, that's going to be about 3000..about 10 times as many homes.”

Meredyth Crichton on Electric Ladies Podcast

 As we move into spring, we also move into hurricane season in many parts of the country, and that means potential loss of power from those hurricanes again. What can we do about that, especially as hurricanes become more frequent and severe as a result of climate change?

Listen to Meredyth Crichton of Clemson University’s Energy Innovation Unit, and an expert in energy technologies (especially wind power) explain how the grid distributes power and more in this enlightening interview with Electric Ladies host Joan Michelson. (Electric Ladies was formerly known as Green Connections Radio.)

You’ll hear:

  • How the electric grid works – and about a grid simulator.
  • How wind turbines work and how much power they really deliver.
  • What developments are in process for storage to help the economy transition to clean power.
  • Plus, insightful career advice.

And much more!

“I purposely went and tried to build my support structure, which was a group of mostly women that were in a similar area for their career. Now this was while I was working in industry. So I relied very heavily on a group of about five to eight women, where we would talk regularly at least once a month. And we would support each other, whether that meant we would support each other in a meeting to make sure that our voice was heard…. I would have some that were higher than me in the organization, and when a career opportunity comes open, we would purposely think of each other and say, ‘is there someone from this group that I could mention that might be a good fit for this job?’"

Meredyth Crichton on Electric Ladies podcast

Read Joan’s Forbes articles here.

You’ll also want to listen to (some of these are under the name Green Connections Radio):

  • Jennifer Gerbi, Ph.D., Deputy Director and Acting Director, ARPA-E, the innovation arm of the Department of Energy 
  • Michele Wucker, thought leaders and author of “You Are What You Risk: The New Art & Science to Navigating an Uncertain World.”
  • Kathryn Pavlovsky, Deloitte Energy, Resources & Industrials, on the energy transformation and ESG
  • Kristen Sullivan, Deloitte Sustainability & Supply Chain practice, on companies “doing” ESG, and the supply chain.
  • Roberta Rincon, Society of Women Engineers, Director of Research, on the status and careers of women in various types of engineering roles.

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