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Power Profile: Jan Vrins Talks Clouds

Navigant’s Global Energy Practice Leader

Day to day, we’re focused on where technology meets policy and regulation, and its impact on organizations, business models and operations.

Energy's Spend and Workplace Diversity

Why leaders drive diversity

Economists can show how buyers benefit when there is a broader pool of sellers competing with each other. This is true whether a buyer is a family looking for a restaurant meal or a utility seeking a new hire or a contractor. In the following nine conversations with utility execs and regulators and others in our industry, we heard again and again how diversity spend and diversity in the workplace increases competition and rewards companies and their consumers. Check out what leaders at Duke Energy, Exelon/BGE, Sempra/SDG&E, etc. told us about why they drive diversity:

In Diversity There is Energy

Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion. Glorious Additions to the Strings

Diverse teams tend to be more curious, dynamic, creative. Groupthink is less likely, anticipating the unanticipated, more likely.

Forging a Path to the Modern Grid

Energy Efficiency Solutions

It's not news that power systems across the United States are experiencing an upheaval. With the greater deployment of energy efficiency, renewable energy and distributed resources, as well as different usage patterns and customer demands, today's grid is struggling to perform to our expectations.

Transitioning to a more modern electrical grid will require changes to the pricing structures used by electric utilities, moving beyond the traditional two-part rate with its roots in the nineteenth century.