Posted By: Day Chahroudi
On: December 1, 2015
Today, solar energy is synonymous with solar electric panels.  But outside this box, there is a simpler, more efficient, and much cheaper solar technology.  Designing the molecules and electrons in a roof to capture and control solar heat can supply one-sixth of the world’s energy.  Field tests by the European ... more...
Filed under: Solar
Posted By: Kristian Kiuru
On: November 30, 2015
Energy is a critical input to businesses and organizations of all sizes – especially manufacturers – and the cost of energy resources directly affects the bottom line. The U.S. industrial sector consumed over 30 quads of energy in 2013, accounting for roughly one third of the energy consumption of the ... more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate
Posted By: John Egan
On: November 25, 2015
I’ve blogged and spoken a lot about utility price increase communications this year, largely because utility communicators and marketers said it was their top strategic challenge for 2015. Today, I’d like to share some insights and recommendations three utility communicators made at a recent industry conference. Communicating electric price increases ... more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: Arvo Eilau
On: November 24, 2015
Current global power generation market conditions have placed enormous demands on critical valves within thermal generation systems. This growth has been driven by a variety of factors, including an abundance of natural gas-derived fuels, recent advances in gas turbine technologies and more efficient combined-cycle component operation. Seeking to align their ... more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
Posted By: Debsankar Pramanik
On: November 23, 2015
The utilities (electricity) industry has seen a revolutionary change over the last few years, with the implementation of smart meter (AMI – Advanced Metering Infrastructure) and smart grids. With the onset of price inflation, the rapidly rising electricity energy prices for end-users, variance of electricity usage based on local weather ... more...
Filed under: Demand Response
Posted By: Lindsay Berkstresser
On: November 20, 2015
Many millennials aren't paying attention to their bills, according to a recent survey conducted by my company, Inlet. Our survey asked more than 2,000 U.S. consumers, ages 18-24, how they usually pay their bills and how they prefer to pay bills. We found that nearly one-third (32 percent) of millennials ... more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: Seyi Fabode
On: November 19, 2015
The utility is a complex adaptive system. It's becoming even more complex and, despite the glacial nature of the changes on the asset/consumer/workforce elements of the utility, it is also becoming more adaptive with the application of smart technologies. But where to invest? Well, look to those three words - Complex, ... more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate
Posted By: Joshua Smith
On: November 18, 2015
We live in the era of an aging workforce and aging assets. These two make for a dangerous combination. Highly experienced people are leaving the workforce and taking with them the institutional knowledge that helps keep the aging assets online. Specialized forecasting skills were not needed to predict this, we ... more...
Filed under: Risk & Operations
Posted By: Tony Earley , Jim Piro
On: November 17, 2015
Electric utilities focus every day on ensuring an efficient, sustainable, reliable and affordable energy supply. We encourage Americans to think about using that same energy to power a greater portion of our transportation. This is especially important in light of our country’s climate goals. Electric-powered transportation can make a tremendous ... more...
Filed under: Electric Vehicles
Posted By: Debsankar Pramanik
On: November 16, 2015
Followings are some of the functional requirements that must be met in a typical Outage Management System application: Non-Modeling / Graphical User Interface (GUI) Functional Requirements: The Outage Management System (OMS) will allow for the extraction of outage schedules, for all UOG and non-UOG resources, for a minimum of x ... more...
Filed under: Grid Operations

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