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Leadership Lyceum

Leadership Lyceum: A CEO's Virtual Mentor

This podcast series focuses on corporate and industry strategy and trends from the direct vantage point of key industry leaders. Subscribe to the podcast at Apple iTunes. Several interviews are available here: See Podcasts

Calendar of Events

Apr 09, 2017 to Apr 12, 2017
| Phoenix, AZ
May 02, 2017 to May 05, 2017
| Orlando, FL
May 21, 2017 to May 23, 2017
| Orlando, FL

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Distributed generation

Need for New Regulatory/Business Models

How to Help Them Understand the New Competitive Marketplace

Tom Sloan

Understand the mindset of legislators and regulators: constituent satisfaction is key for both. State legislators are the folks who can change the regulatory model.

Commercial DG: Case for Financeable Contracts

DG lenders and developers should consider standardizing a model form of energy service agreement.

Nicholas Giannasca

Let's review factors influencing the development of distributed generation, with an emphasis on the need for financeable and deployable contracts on which DG can be financed, constructed and operated.

PPL CEO Interviewed

We went to Allentown and talked with Bill Spence.

Bill Spence, with Steve Mitnick

What are the most exciting things happening at PPL? What were the biggest challenges in that journey? Were there some tough challenges you had to get through?

Solar Battle Lines

The fight over customer rooftops, grid funding, and net metering.

Charles J. Cicchetti and Jon Wellinghoff

Renewable customer generation is growing and regulators should let incumbent regulated monopoly businesses and interests ahead of society and competition.

There and Back Again

Why a residential demand rate developed 40 years ago is increasingly relevant today.

Leland Snook and Meghan Grabel

Why not design a rate that allocates the higher system cost to customers based on their actual energy demand?

How Reliable Is Your Microgrid?

An insurer’s perspective on risk drivers for distributed resources.

Richard B. Jones, Ph.D.

From an insurance perspective, what happens if an entire microgrid should fail to perform?

Rethinking Regulation

Not so Fast: Why the Electric Industry May be Heading in the Wrong Direction

Kenneth W. Costello

Utility regulation will often display the power of special interests, which may only appeal to a narrow set of interests. Public officials need to step and serve the broader public.

The Case for Smart Grid

Funding a new infrastructure in an age of uncertainty.

Massoud Amin

The world’s electricity supply will need to triple by 2050 to keep up with demand. What follows is a look at where we are, and what may lie ahead, with a focus on the the scope of the problem, regulatory reform initiatives now underway, and how to go about rethinking the business models that might evolve.

TerraForm Power Acquires 26 MW of Solar Power from SunEdison for $47 Million

TerraForm acquired 21 U.S. distributed generation solar power plants comprising 26 MW from SunEdison through a series of transactions valued at $47 million. The 21 power plants have long-term contracts with an average remaining life of 20 years. The portfolio has high quality counterparties including municipalities, schools and businesses and is geographically diverse, with plants located in seven US states. TerraForm has funded the purchase of these call right projects with cash on hand.  

Demand Disruption Ahead

Utilities should think hard about business models.

Greg Bolino

Death spiral? Maybe not. But retail load – as served by utilities – will surely fall.

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