Calendar of Events

Sep 29, 2014 to Oct 03, 2014 | Michigan State University, Lansing MI
Oct 01, 2014 to Oct 03, 2014 | Washington, DC

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Public Utilities Reports

PUR Guide 2012 Fully Updated Version

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The Fortnightly 40 Best Energy Companies

The industry’s transformation has begun. Should the F40 transform too?

Michael Burr

Our annual ranking of shareholder performance tracks the long-term returns of leading utilities. But can it predict success in a transformed energy market?

From ISO to DSO

Imagining a new construct – an independent system operator for the distribution network.

Farrokh Rahimi and Sasan Mokhtari

A new utility industry construct – the Distribution System Operator (DSO) – could help maximize the benefits of distributed energy resources.

Reinventing the Grid

How to find a future that works.

Michael T. Burr

The traditional central-station grid is evolving toward a more distributed architecture, accommodating a variety of resources spread out across the network. An open and thoughtful planning approach will allow an orderly transition to an integrated system – while fostering innovation among a wider range of industry players.

Don't Get Netflixed

The tide is turning. Are we planning for it – or hoping to stop it?

Michael T. Burr, Editor-in-Chief

The central station system is the most cost-effective way to provide utility service, but that's beside the point. Customers don't care about 'utility service.'