Collaborating to Get More, Sooner
Imagine five or ten utilities teamed up to advance useful applications of drones to the industry. Whether with drones or some other emerging opportunity, collaboration is a smart path to more value, faster.
Leonard Hyman and William Tilles
Adam Smith's first book, “The Theory of Moral Sentiments,” argued that people acted not just for money, but also out of professional pride, fairness, patriotism, altruism and other non-economic reasons. Maybe the time has come to revisit Adam Smith and his important first book.
Offer end uses as the product, and not therms or watts. The utility becomes a true energy service company.
Change Will Occur, Slowly
Kansas Representative Tom Sloan
It is not possible to know what priorities the new administration will pursue. It is possible for legislators, regulators, and utilities to make some assumptions: coal will continue to decline as a generation fuel, previous utility investment and court decisions will carry forward. Legislators will continue to promote generation fuel diversity to best ensure system reliability.
Harassment is Wrong
It is appropriate that people are passionate about sharing their views with utility regulators. But demonizing or implicitly threatening a public servant should have no place in public discourse.
Low Carbon, not Always Low Cost
Moody's Investors Service
Consider the current U.S. low power price environment as the country shifts away from coal and toward cleaner energy sources to reduce carbon emissions. What are the prospects that nuclear energy will continue to play a role in the U.S. power mix? That's the question that Michael Haggarty addressed in a recent report on global nuclear power generation.
Opportunities and Challenges for State Utility Regulators
By Commissioner Sherina Maye Edwards, Illinois Commerce Commission, and Caitlin Shields, with Anne McKeon and Nakhia Crossley
This article examines the evolving role of state regulators in addressing cybersecurity in the energy sector. It highlights the importance of developing state regulatory processes that promote efficiency, maintain confidentiality, consider affordability and incentivize investment, while ensuring both the cost-effectiveness and security of utility infrastructure.
Utility Execs' Roundtable: We sat down with five utility execs who lead their companies on innovation
By Public Utilities Fortnightly
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 blend several unique business models as the scope of their business expands.
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.
We talked with Barry Worthington, Executive Director of the United States Energy Association (USEA)
Barry Worthington with Steve Mitnick
Barry Worthington is the Executive Director of the United States Energy Association (USEA), the U.S Member Committee of the World Energy Council.