CLEAResult named David Mehok CFO; Dominion East Ohio named v.p. Jeff Murphy its top executive; Emera named Rob Bennett COO of Emera Eastern Canada and Scott Balfour COO for Emera Northeast United States and Caribbean; Sacramento Municipal Utility District made several executive appointments; Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was elected to serve as honorary chair of the Alliance to Save Energy; FirstEnergy elected Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton to its board of directors; And others ...
Today’s technologies are causing utilities to rethink their business models.
Fifteen years into the 21st Century, the utility industry is being asked to think forward, beyond 2050. To some, that's a bit of a stretch for a mostly regulated enterprise that has been producing power and sending the electrons reliably for the last 150 years or so. To many others, though, it's past time for an evolution.
We examine various types of charging strategies and infrastructure available today and report on the experience gained from rate structures for electric vehicle charging now being offered at four different utilities. These findings lead us to provide recommendations to achieve more productive use of the electric grid.
Time-varying rates from the get-go – not just by opt-in.
Default enrollment for time-varying rates, with an opt-out, will reduce peak demand and far more than a default flat rate with a TVR opt-in.
Chairmen were elected to the Edison Electric Institute, including Theodore Craver (Edison International), Nicholas Akins (American Electric Power) and Thomas Fanning (Southern Co.); ISO New England changed its wholesale market management; Bechtel’s nuclear business line president, Greg Ashley, was elected to the Nuclear Energy Institute’s board of directors and executive committee. And others...