The notion that natural gas would serve as a “bridge fuel” to facilitate the transition toward a cleaner energy future from the dominance of fossil fuel consumption in power generation, industrial production, and transportation sectors first was promoted in the 1970s in the wake of the energy crisis.
Five senior utility execs, at five of the nation's largest utilities, all of them African Americans, discuss in this four-part series the challenges of COVID-19, decarbonization and racism.
This Navigant webinar will explore key megatrends driving change across the global utilities industry and market shifts toward a cleaner, more distributed, and increasingly intelligent grid. Drawing on a panel of industry stakeholders, Jan Vrins, the Global Practice Leader for Energy at Navigant and Mackinnon Lawrence senior research director at Navigant, will explore how the Energy Cloud will affect utility customers, technology trends, business models, regulations, and operations.
In today’s energy market, many utilities are experiencing flat or declining electricity sales resulting from efficiency programs, adoption of distributed energy resources, and other economic factors. These utilities face the dual challenge of increasing revenue while also implementing programs that benefit the industry and the community with cleaner technologies that can reduce air pollution and provide a positive overall environmental impact.
Editor-in-Chief Steve Mitnick conducted a roundtable interview with Navigant’s leading industry experts focusing on topics like renewables, distributed energy resources (DER), and how the Energy Cloud is transforming the industry and becoming a priority for C-level utility executives. Jan Vrins, Karin Corfee, Rob Wilhite, David O’Brien, Jay Paidipati, Mackinnon Lawrence, and Colette Lamontagne highlighted key changes utilities can expect in the future a