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Posted By: Rasika Athawale
On: February 12, 2016
A combination of factors including a deep and long recession since 2008 led to a flattening of electricity demand, and a dramatic reduction in wholesale natural gas prices with corresponding downward pressure on wholesale electricity prices that contributed to a reassessment of metrics used by policymakers in evaluation of energy ... more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted By: Stephen Heins
On: February 11, 2016
Given the fact that I wrote this presentation 10 years ago for WREC Conference in Italy, I find little of it that I am embarrassed about. The names and the companies have changed, but many of the issues are still the same. Foremost, the continuing importance of energy efficiency, especially in Central and ... more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
Posted By: Ronald Willoughby
On: February 10, 2016
Have you ever found yourself avoiding projects at home or at work because of the size of the task at hand? I used to remind myself that all I needed to do on exams was to answer one question at a time to keep my nerves in check. Otherwise, it ... more...
Filed under: Communications & Security
Posted By: Roy Palk
On: February 9, 2016
The trend toward an idealistic, even starry-eyed, fixation on renewable energy is a source of annoyance and threat for many utility executives. Activists and dreamers can let emotion rule as they pin their hopes on solar and wind. Utility executives must face the hard facts of economics. They have no ... more...
Filed under: Solar
Posted By: Jess Dods
On: February 8, 2016
At utilities, communication is critical. Have you ever wondered why we can talk easily with some people and not with others? In this piece, we'll look at one measure that can be very helpful: understanding your preference for extroversion or introversion and how this impacts your discussions and interactions with ... more...
Filed under: Human Resourcess
Posted By: Vanessa Edmonds
On: February 5, 2016
THE IMPORTANCE OF AN ORDER OF OPERATIONS IN CIS PROCUREMENTS In math the order of operations is an agreement to ensure that everyone gets the correct answer. Without the order of operations, one person might simplify 3 + 4 x 5 as 35 by adding first. Another person might simplify ... more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: Aladdine Joroff , Kate Konschnik
On: February 4, 2016
I.          Introduction The Clean Power Plan (CPP) establishes carbon dioxide (CO2) performance targets for existing electric generating units (EGUs, or power plants) and requires states to submit plans for implementing these targets.1   The CPP encourages states to consider cooperative compliance options, ranging from limited trading of emission credits between ... more...
Filed under: Risk & Operations
Posted By: Don Hallgren
On: February 3, 2016
Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin Airlines wrote, “Management is about maintaining processes, disciplines and systems” 1. Processes provide the foundation for a best practice suite. Getting everyone to beat the same “process drum”, however, is easy to say, but sometimes difficult to do. A company can define process to painfully ... more...
Filed under: Information Technology
Posted By: Charles Y. Chen, PhD
On: February 2, 2016
On December 18th, 2015 Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 which among many things extended the expiration date of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) that have long been a catalyst for the development of new renewable energy projects. What many deem responsible for ... more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate
Posted By: Dennis Wamsted
On: February 1, 2016
In today’s rapidly changing energy industry, efficiency measures seldom show up in the headlines—slow, steady improvements simply don’t have much `sizzle.’  But while they may be boring, these slow, steady improvements are rewriting the rules in the utility industry. The latest indication of just how important these efficiency-related changes are ... more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency

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