The regulator’s role in a world divided by distributed generation.
A state utility commissioner urges her colleagues to begin planning now for distributed generation – before it’s too late.
Portfolio theory points to energy efficiency as invaluable in resource planning.
Overlooked in planning, and undervalued by today’s low natural gas prices, energy efficiency offers a valuable hedge against fuel price volatility.
Electric utility mergers loom as the next step in restructuring.
The electric utility industry is inefficient: the firms are too small, lacking economies of scale achievable through mergers and acquisitions.
The tide is turning. Are we planning for it – or hoping to stop it?
The central station system is the most cost-effective way to provide utility service, but that's beside the point. Customers don't care about 'utility service.'