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
The gas pipeline industry is on the precipice of one of the largest capital and system-improvement expansions in the history of the industry. The “perfect storm” of market drivers has coalesced to require new and innovative methods to deliver concurrent major initiatives.
As the North American electric and gas industries continue to strive for systemwide improvement, the concept of conducting life cycle cost evaluations is gaining momentum — and so is a new term to describe it. Technologies that embrace a total expenditure, or totex, approach can enhance overall asset performance. A totex plan helps you make the most of your project.