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Leadership Lyceum: A CEO’s Virtual Mentor

This podcast series focuses on corporate and industry strategy and trends from the direct vantage point of key industry leaders. Subscribe to the podcast at Apple iTunes. Interviews with Tom Fanning and Bob Flexon are available, as well as one with Joe Rigby, Bob Skaggs and Les Silverman.

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Apr 09, 2017 to Apr 12, 2017
| Phoenix, AZ
May 02, 2017 to May 05, 2017
| Orlando, FL
May 21, 2017 to May 23, 2017
| Orlando, FL

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In New York's Distributed Energy Future, Will Co-Generation Still Reign?

Distributed energy has a long history in the state – with co-generation, or combined heat and power, playing the dominant role. How is that portfolio changing today?

Hugo van Nispen

Combined heat and power still leads the Empire State in market penetration by distributed resources, but costs are not falling as fast as for storage or solar PV.

Cycle of Innovation

IEEE revisits interconnection standards for DG, microgrids, and smart grid.

Dick DeBlasio

IEEE considers new standards for grid interconnection of distributed generation, even as market innovation alters the playing field.

ISO 50001: Busy Work or Revolution?

Supporting continuous improvement in energy management processes.

Chad Gilless

By promoting the ISO 50001 energy management standard to industrial customers, utilities can increase loyalty, encourage efficiency, and support industrial growth.

Economy of Small

How DG and microgrids change the game for utilities.

Michael T. Burr

Energy microgrids have emerged as more than just a curiosity. The technology is improving, costs are falling, and developers are lining up to build projects. How will microgrids overcome the substantial challenges that stand in their way?

Old School Microgrid

Resilience depends more on determination than technology.

By Michael T. Burr, Editor-in-Chief

A brutal storm ripped through southwestern Minnesota in April and snapped 2,000 power poles. Worthington Public Utilities kept the lights on with a seat-of-the-pants microgrid.

Smaller, Cheaper, and More Resilient

The rationale for microgrids.

Edward N. Krapels and Clarke Bruno

Despite an array of challenges, microgrids are becoming a force in the market. Innovative projects bring greater efficiency and resilience.

Franchise Fracas

Will Boulder be the last city to go muni? Don’t bet on it.

Michael T. Burr, Editor-in-Chief

When the goals of a utility and its host community aren’t in sync, breakups happen.

Islands in the Storm

Microgrids begin to make economic sense.

Michael T. Burr, Editor-in-Chief

With microgrids in place, doomsday preppers wouldn't need to worry so much about a zombie plague.

March of the Microgrids

Technology is changing the game. Is your utility ready?

Stephen Schneider

Although today microgrids serve a tiny fraction of the market, that share will grow as costs fall. Utilities can benefit if they plan ahead.

Evolution of an Energy-Efficiency Forecast

Building a model that works across states and programs.

Gordon van Welie

ISO New England develops the nation’s first multistate long-term forecast of energy-efficiency savings.

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