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Posted By: Joel Gordes
On: October 20, 2014
Recently, Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P), a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities (NU), filed for a rate increase with the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA). While such a rate increase will have many effects, one that has seemingly not yet been considered is its potential to result in harming energy ... more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate
Posted By: Dan Garvey
On: October 17, 2014
The Importance of Forecasting and Demand Planning in Managing a Lean Supply Chain Walmart stocks products made in more than 70 countries and operates more than 11,000 stores in 27 countries around the world with an average of 175,000 different products in each store. The logistics of managing such a ... more...
Filed under: Demand Response
Posted By: Malcolm Loro
On: October 16, 2014
The primary goals of any national electrical Smart Grid program are to add monitoring, analysis, control and communication capabilities to a nation's power delivery system to maximize the system's efficiency, streamline operations, and upgrade security protections-all while also reducing energy consumption. In the U.S., the Department of Energy (DoE) has ... more...
Filed under: Communications & Security
Posted By: Paul Rosengren
On: October 15, 2014
Back in the 1980s, I interned at the EPA. An older employee told a story of a public hearing to illustrate how Americans are confused in their thinking about risk. The EPA was proposing a cleanup solution for a toxic waste dump which would reduce risk of premature death down ... more...
Filed under: Electric Vehicles
Posted By: Steve Ehrlich
On: October 14, 2014
Consider this near-perfect storm: - Many utilities in the United States have some part of their infrastructure that is more than 50 years old and long past its predicted useful life. - Many utility workers are aging and approaching retirement, which means they will soon end their careers and take ... more...
Filed under: Risk & Operations
Posted By: Joel Gordes
On: October 13, 2014
Actions are taking place in several states to repeal or significantly alter what are called the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and/or net metering. The former mandates certain amounts of renewable energy be part of the electric mix. It was never the intent to provide incentives for mature technologies, like large ... more...
Filed under: Metering
Posted By: Michael Wolk
On: October 10, 2014
More and more energy companies are focusing their efforts around business intelligence (BI) to bring together data, information technology tools and knowledge to improve their businesses. But while BI projects are gaining importance in strategic IT decisions, particularly on a department/division level, taking an enterprise-wide approach to BI is not ... more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate
Posted By: Ken Ditzel
On: October 9, 2014
Referencing LBNL's annual wind report1 , a recent article on theenergycollective.com proclaimed that the "Price of US Wind Energy is at an 'All-Time Low' of 2.5 Cents per Kilowatt-Hour."2 This seemingly appears to be tremendous news - renewables not only can compete with low-cost gas-fired generation, it can handily beat ... more...
Filed under: Wind
Posted By: William Flanagan
On: October 8, 2014
At the recent San Francisco, CA Intersolar conference and trade show, companies offering battery storage and microgrid solutions had a large presence, signaling to many the continuing emergence of a major energy storage market here in the United States. More than 25 companies - mostly large, very well-known firms - ... more...
Filed under: Energy Storage
Posted By: Michelle Goldsmith
On: October 7, 2014
Disruptive technologies, or disruptive innovations, are those technological advances that fundamentally change a market or industry, often by displacing an existing technology.   The history of innovation is one of disruption, and many of the devices and technologies we take for granted and use every day were once considered disruptive. ... more...
Filed under: Information Technology

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