As a bridge to a low-carbon future, natural gas can’t – and shouldn’t – meet every need.
Questions and answers on consumer privacy and threats to the grid – both physical and cyber.
Eight key ‘plays’ to alter how work is managed and performed.
ERCOT load growth: patterns, possibilities, and second thoughts.
Climate policy heats up after the Great Recession.
Wall Street is back in business. What’s next for utility finance?
Analytics chart a path for industry transformation.
Refining the business case for advanced distribution investments.
As utilities plan their capital budgets for the next few years, investments in advanced distribution systems face an uncertain future. Customers question the value—and propriety—of some programs, while long-term strategic goals depend on seamless integration. What will be the path forward for smart grid technology?
(May 2012) Entergy Louisiana starts construction on gas-fired power project; Virginia Commonwealth University and Dominion partner on a test site for efficient energy technologies; Burlington Electric Department selects Siemens for meter data management platform; IKEA commissions four Blink electric vehicle charging stations; Edison Mission Energy, TIAA-CREF and Cook Inlet Region Inc. form partnership, and others.
Barriers and breakthroughs to a smarter grid.
Technology is quickly making energy storage more economical and effective than ever before. But companies that wish to invest in storage capacity face a journey through a frustrating regulatory no-man’s land. Opening the gateway for storage to deliver smart grid benefits will require a more streamlined and coherent approach to regulating storage as utility infrastructure.