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Leadership Lyceum

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. Several interviews are available here: See Podcasts

Calendar of Events

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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Transmission

Utility's Role in Electricity's Future, Part II

Utility Execs Roundtable: We continued the conversation with execs from seven utilities in the Northeast who help lead their companies on future strategies

Navigant and Public Utilities Fortnightly

In part II of our roundtable, we discuss how new products and services are expected to create new revenue streams for utilities, augmenting the (slowly) declining traditional revenue.

The Impact of Time-of-Use Rates in Ontario

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.

VARs

Problems, Not Just on Transmission Lines

Charles Bayless

No part of the grid seems to be more obscure or misunderstood than reactive power. "It's like the head on a glass of beer," is one of the amusing descriptions of VARs. But to understand the operation, limitations and problems facing our transmission system as we transition to the greater use of renewables, an understanding of VARs is critical.

Utility's Role in Electricity's Future, Part I

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.

Energy Highways

Politics and Infrastructure Development

Tom Sloan

Technology adoption is an incomplete strategy. What is needed is a more comprehensive and long-term approach to infrastructure development.

Change Underway in Electric Power Industry

Key Trends Volume Released

Lisa Wood

In 2016, the Institute for Electric Innovation released Volumes I, II, and III of Key Trends Driving Change in The Electric Power Industry. The final volume examines rate and regulatory reform, data analytics, and grid modernization.

Finishing Transmission Planning Reforms

No Way to Get There Without FERC Acting Now

Betsy Beck

Ineffective interregional transmission policies, not technical or economic barriers, are the chief factors holding up the construction of new interstate transmission. This will not change without FERC intervention.

No-Regrets Approach to Enhancing Grid Resiliency

Grid Assurance, innovative industry-driven response

Michael Deggendorf

Subscribers can reduce their costs by 30 to 70 percent compared with maintaining their own stockpile.

Energy People: Ken Gerling

We talked with Ken Gerling, vice president of transmission projects at Burns & McDonnell.

Ken Gerling, with Steve Mitnick

During his twenty-five-years at Burns & McDonnell, Ken Gerling has managed transmission projects with capital costs of nearly two billion dollars, and led teams with as many as three hundred and fifty members.

Energy People: John Hargrove

We talked with John Hargrove, CEO of the Association of Energy Services Professionals.

John Hargrove, with Steve Mitnick

John Hargrove has led the Association of Energy Professionals since March 2015. Previously, Hargrove was director of renewable programs at NV Energy in Nevada for 11 years.

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