TOU Shows Tangible Results
Neil Lessem, Ahmad Faruqui, Sanem Sergici and Dean Mountain
With the mass rollout of smart meters, the idea of default TOU rates is gaining traction. This article presents the load shifting and conservation impacts of TOU rates on residential electricity use in Ontario from their inception in 2009 through to the end of 2014.
Utility Execs' Roundtable: We sat down with execs from seven utilities in the Northeast who help lead their companies on future strategies
Navigant and Public Utilities Fortnightly convened a roundtable of utility execs to peer into electricity's future, hosted by Con Edison at its historic Manhattan headquarters.
EPRI Podcast: Smartphones pushed us into a more efficient world.
Aimee Mills with Doug Lindsey, EPRI
The smartphone ushered in an opportunity for a new era of energy efficiency. The challenge for grid planners is better understanding the market changes that are having an impact and that aren't related to DSM programs.
What Does It Spell?
John Hargrove and Eric Stern
As the Internet of Things enters our homes, utilities have an opportunity to aggregate the devices into a system that consumers can easily manage. Consumers will find they are becoming more energy efficient, even if that was not the initial motivation.
Utility Execs' Roundtable: We sat down with seven utility execs who lead their companies on innovation
By Public Utilities Fortnightly
Strategy& and Public Utilities Fortnightly recently collaborated on an innovation roundtable in Washington, D.C. at the offices of the Edison Electric Institute. The experiences of these senior executives convey insights attained through the hard work of creating their unique innovation platforms.
We can make the standard arguments about why energy efficiency makes sense. But there is also another benefit: Improved energy efficiency provides direct health benefits to low-income households.
Beware of Utility Lingo in Customer-centric World
To be heard, utilities must change the habit of relying on rate case jargon for customer communications.
Should We Lift the Curtain?
Almost nobody realizes the most advanced technology helps us manage grids, operate plants, integrate renewables, route flows, limit peak demand, and restore service after storms. Should we lift the curtain covering the network’s complexity?
New Business Model, A Balancing Act
The attention given to the new electricity customer seems to overlook the fact that electricity is basically a commodity. And that the average residential customer may in fact be satisfied with electric service and price.
Impact of Robust Customer Engagement
It's not just residential customers. Commercial customers need to be engaged more vigorously and analytically by utilities as competition increases along with customers’ expectations.