Fortnightly Magazine - October 2019

AEP-EPRI's Power-in-Pollinators Initiative

Run-Up to Fortnightly Top Innovators 2019

The power industry maintains millions of acres of land. This initiative supports pollinators and encourages plants that aren't going to grow into power lines.

EV Managed Charging

Time to Act is Now

At a minimum, to fully leverage managed charging benefits, all chargers financed via the rate base should be managed charging capable.

Future of FERC Reporting, Through the XBRL Looking Glass

State Response Matters

As FERC begins its process of adopting the new digital reporting standard, eXtensible Business Reporting Language or XBRL, it opened the opportunity for the states to become active in the process. The data structure design has the potential to dramatically change how state public utility commissions are able to oversee the utilities they regulate.

Buying Solar Energy by The Minute

Aligning Benefits with Costs

There is a better way to implement the Buy All-Sell All model. Instead of setting VoS rates based on speculative forecasts, why not just pay prices that reflect the actual, contemporaneous value of the solar energy? Why not, effectively, buy the solar energy by the minute?

Smart Communities Share Infrastructure

Synergy Smarter

One new variation on the traditional utilities business model involves leveraging public-private partnerships to overcome the funding and jurisdictional challenges of smart communities.

No Longer Simple Energy

Uplight Merges Six Companies

What did you do this summer? While most of us enjoyed a vacation, Justin Segall spent his summer seemingly like a superhero, accomplishing with his team an amazing blitz of mergers aimed at changing the utility customer experience.

Uplight is new. And bright. Announced in July from the merger of Simple Energy and Tendril, it builds upon combining the recent acquisitions of EEme, EnergySavvy, and FirstFuel. In other words, Justin Segall has been busy!