We talked with FERC Commissioner Tony Clark, who has said he will not seek a second term.
Tony Clark, with Pat McMurray
Commissioner Clark is serving his first term at FERC and formerly served as a member of the North Dakota Public Service Commission. He was interviewed by Pat McMurray, who has a long background in the energy business.
We talked with Jim Fama, retiring and on his last day at EEI, about his remarkable career.
Jim Fama, with Steve Mitnick
Jim Fama was the Edison Electric Institute’s vice president for energy delivery since 2002.
What a review of PUC cases tells us about the future of consumer technology and grid modernization.
There may be a more fundamental schism that raises fundamental questions about the role of the distribution utility and footprint of the natural monopoly.
With apologies to Dr. Seuss.
Joel deJesus and Carmen Gentile
There are questions whether FERC and industry resources are being expended on matters once considered, and arguably should continue to be considered, de minimis.
Charles Brush, Zenobe Gramme, Edwin Porter, Hydro-Quebec, Guglielmo Marconi
Utility load growth from EVs can actually benefit all ratepayers by providing societal benefits and reducing utilities’ average cost of service.
Nancy Ryan and Lucy McKenzie
An EV charging infrastructure network only provides value and reduces range anxiety to the degree it is well maintained.
As we drive toward cleaner air, government should set standards, not interfere with practices
Opening a new front in its war on coal, the Obama administration is halting new coal leases on federal lands. But attacking coal isn’t the way to achieve what the government is after: a reduction in carbon emissions.
Letter to the Editor: A response to the article by Steve Huntoon in our September 2015 issue
Public/regulatory policy, economic viability and non-negotiable need to sustain near-100-percent system reliability could soon push building more “big transmission.”
Installing utility-scale, grid-connected battery storage.
Stories on installing grid-connected battery storage from AEP, Green Mountain Power, Imperial Irrigation District, and Kauai Island (Hawaii) Utility Co-op.
Surplus generation at mid-day calls for long-duration energy storage.
Edward Cazalet and David MacMillan
Utility execs and PUCs should plan now to handle extensive solar penetration, including the significant overgeneration that can occur at mid-day.