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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

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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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DSM

Order 745: Challenge to Plain Old Power Markets

The Order will extend application of load-reducing technologies and marketing to a new class of services.

Charles Cicchetti

The marginal external benefits provided by demand response prove more than sufficient to overcome concerns that paying LMP was too expensive.

Playing Offense with EVs

How much of a $100 billion market in electric vehicles can utilities capture – or afford not to?

Michael Shepard

Electric transportation can be the utility sector’s growth engine — $100 billion or more per year — if the industry embraces the opportunities ahead.

Finding Common Ground on Energy Efficiency

Policy recommendations for utilities and regulators.

M. Sami Khawaja, Hossein Haeri, and Brian Hedman

It’s the downright cheapest way of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. Yet it’s mired from state to state in battles over definitions, principles, and parameters. Herein a collection of recommended policy positions to break the impasse over energy efficiency.

The End of an Age

Survival in the new market requires embracing new technologies and practices.

Charles E. Bayless

New technologies are opening the utility domain to innovation and competition. Traditional utilities will shrink as outsourcing providers and competitors grow. Survival in this new market requires embracing new technologies and practices.

CPUC Revises DSM Programs on Extended SONGS Outage

The California Public Utilities Commission has approved a series of revisions to the demand-side management (DSM) programs administered by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE). The authorized changes are aimed at increasing DSM contributions to help the utilities mitigate the effects of ongoing outages at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).

ISO 50001: Busy Work or Revolution?

Supporting continuous improvement in energy management processes.

Chad Gilless

By promoting the ISO 50001 energy management standard to industrial customers, utilities can increase loyalty, encourage efficiency, and support industrial growth.

Charting the DSM Sales Slump

Demand side management has a growing effect on energy sales. Utilities are applying five methods to account for DSM in sales forecasts. A Brattle Group survey reveals those methods and their characteristics.

Demand side management has a growing effect on energy sales. Utilities are applying five methods to account for DSM in sales forecasts. A Brattle Group survey reveals those methods and their characteristics.

Turning Energy Inside Out

Amory Lovins on negawatts, renewables, and neoclassical markets.

Michael T. Burr

Fortnightly speaks with Amory Lovins about the evolving role of conservation, competition, and distributed resources in the energy industry.

DSM in the Rate Case

A regulatory model for resource parity between supply and demand.

Brian Hedman and Jill Steiner

Integrated resource planning must level the field for both supply- and demand-side resources. Commissions in several states are showing the way.

Demand Growth and the New Normal

Five forces are putting the squeeze on electricity consumption.

Ahmad Faruqui and Eric Shultz

It’s tempting to attribute the recent slowdown in electricity demand growth entirely to the Great Recession, but consumption growth rates have been declining for at least 50 years. The new normal rate of demand growth likely will be about half of its historic value, with demand rising by less than 1 percent per year. This market plateau calls for a new utility strategy.

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