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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. Several interviews are available here: See Podcasts

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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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Commercial & Industrial
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?
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. ...
IEEE revisits interconnection standards for DG, microgrids, and smart grid.
IEEE considers new standards for grid interconnection of distributed generation, even as market innovation alters the playing field....
Supporting continuous improvement in energy management processes.
By promoting the ISO 50001 energy management standard to industrial customers, utilities can increase loyalty, encourage efficiency, and support industrial growth....
Distributed Generation & Microgrids
Turning Point for Distributed Energy
In December 2016, Arizona's utility regulators set in motion a new policy many believe is likely to undermine investment in solar and other distributed technologies in the sta...
Competitive Market Will Take Care of Next Burning Issue
I do not understand why we are still distracted by Net Energy Metering (NEM). It worked well when we had not-so-smart meters and were trying to encourage rooftop solar penetra...
Hidden Costs of Externalities
We continue to rush towards a renewable future without considering overall system design, the costs that various renewable scenarios impose on grid operation, and the operatio...
CIS & Billing
A response to the article by Charles Cicchetti in our December 2016 issue
Charles Cicchetti's December 2016 article asserts TOU rates are a preferable alternative to demand charges for distributed energy resources (DER) customers. But TOU rates are ...
Step forward to match supplier delivery, customer usage
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. headed towards setting an industry standard as it implements smart-meter-driven delivery forecasting to match supplier delivery and customer usa...
State PUCs take aim at unscrupulous electric and gas suppliers.
We’ll cover state PUC rulings from New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Ohio, dealing with 1) billing overcharges, 2) deceptive promises of savings, 3) faulty enrollment pr...
EVs & Storage
Utility Execs' Roundtable: We sat down with five utility execs who lead their companies on innovation
Migrating to a model that focuses on product and service volume to produce margins is a fundamental shift. But the challenge these executives acknowledge is learning how to bl...
Creating Key Infrastructure
How will utilities approach a charging infrastructure with 46 electric vehicle models on the market by 2020? This is of particular interest in California, which has a mandate ...
Massachusetts Case Study
Currently, California and Oregon are the only states to issue an energy storage mandate. Massachusetts is considering whether to establish such a mandate and if procurement ta...
Pricing
Turning Point for Distributed Energy
In December 2016, Arizona's utility regulators set in motion a new policy many believe is likely to undermine investment in solar and other distributed technologies in the sta...
Competitive Market Will Take Care of Next Burning Issue
I do not understand why we are still distracted by Net Energy Metering (NEM). It worked well when we had not-so-smart meters and were trying to encourage rooftop solar penetra...
A response to the article by Charles Cicchetti in our December 2016 issue
Charles Cicchetti's December 2016 article asserts TOU rates are a preferable alternative to demand charges for distributed energy resources (DER) customers. But TOU rates are ...
Customer Engagement
Leadership Lyceum Podcast: A conversation with Edison International CEO Pedro Pizarro
Edison International is the publicly traded holding company for Southern California Edison, the regulated utility, and a small array of non-regulated investments, plus Edison ...
TOU Shows Tangible Results
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 resi...
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 headq...
DR & Conservation
Past as Prologue
More efficient products and services caused 60% to 75% of the increase in energy productivity since 1970. In this, the first of three parts on the history, present situation, ...
EPRI Podcast: Smartphones pushed us into a more efficient world.
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 impa...
Built to Last Means Built to Change
To realize the full value of distributed resources and to serve all consumers at the highest standards of quality and reliability, the grid needs to expand its scope. What is ...
Retail Markets
Different Outcomes in State’s Two Distinct Markets
Texas highlights the importance of market structures and economics in the growth of solar deployment. Driven by customer interest and policy objectives, distributed and utilit...
Changing the Electric Utility Financial Paradigm
Global capital markets have accommodated the industry with low interest rates and high stock price multiples, but capital markets are fickle. Electrics will be capitalized mor...
Bumpy Road Ahead
This is the first in a series of three articles related to power market reform in Japan and its implications both for Japan and globally....

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