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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

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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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Here Comes the Sun

Growing Impacts of Residential Solar on Utility Customer Service

Daniel Gabaldon, Matt Guarini and Jamie Wimberly

What does PV mean for utilities’ residential customer service operations? From helping customers with supplier selection, through installation and maintenance issues? And with billing? To begin to address this question, we conducted two sets of surveys of residential electricity customers in the second quarter of 2016.

Getting Past Net Metering

A forward-looking solution to rate reform, for when solar costs hit bottom.

John Sterling

Why keep rate design shackled to the ways of the past, especially at the dawn of a solar revolution?

Community Solar

Answers to questions you were afraid to ask

Chris Vlahoplus, John Pang, Paul Quinlan, and John Sterling

Community solar is expected to jump fivefold. What exactly is it and how exactly does it work?

Solar Shines As Regulatory Battles Abound

A tough legal and financial terrain is confronting producers, utilities and regulators.

Ken Silverstein

State commissions are challenged to find the sweet spot whereby utilities can afford to maintain their systems and homeowners are motivated to go green.

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.

Getting Smart about the Integrated Grid

In New York it’s where we’re staking our energy future.

Gil C. Quiniones

Disruptive technologies such as microgrids and battery storage devices are commendable but they are supporting actors and must still work with the centralized grid.

AES Distributed Energy Completes 4-MW Solar PV Project in Georgia

AES Distributed Energy, a subsidiary of AES, commissioned a 4-MW solar project located in Dublin, Georgia. This system is the first of two solar PV projects being developed by AES Distributed Energy and its partners, collectively expected to supply 20 MW to the Georgia Power utility grid. The second, 16 MW project, is under development and is expected to be operational in the first half of 2016.

Distribution Optimization: Ready for Takeoff

Part 1: How markets today are out of sync.

Sonia Aggarwal and Robbie Orvis

The time has come to consider options for optimizing distributed energy resources, with the intent of supporting a least-cost, reliable, and clean system that delivers more choice and control for customers.

Rooftop Solar 2.0

Hawaii and California grapple over net energy metering.

Bruce W. Radford

While the underlying questions in each state regarding net energy metering are much the same, the two PUC's will approach the issue from different perspectives.

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.

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