Posted By: Stephen Heins
On: August 28, 2015
Now that the EPA has issued its final regulations for its Clean Power Plan (CPP), all of the interested parties, in and out of government, are spending hours and hours and hours reading through the 1560 page document. If the final CPP weren't so long, one could say parse like ... more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
Posted By: John Cray
On: August 27, 2015
Summer is ending, and with Fall and Winter around the corner, one can't help but think back to the winter of 2014. During the winter that just wouldn't seem to end, frigid temperatures kept blasting the country with record lows and mounting snowfalls. And as the utility bills racked up ... more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: Mia Papanicolaou
On: August 26, 2015
Florida municipal utility, the City of Tallahassee Utilities (CoT) customers are now enjoying the convenience of making payments directly from the body of emailed bill statements via Speedpay, a subsidiary of Western Union. "Those customers that have saved their payment details previously, can now pay without having to access their ... more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: Mark V. Burlingame, CPA
On: August 25, 2015
On August 10th, Hunt Consolidated, a group of junior creditors, investment firms and the Texas teachers’ pension fund (Hunt) reached an agreement with Energy Future Holdings (EFH) in bankruptcy court for its $19 billion bid for the Oncor piece of EFH. About 10 million people or about one third of ... more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate
Posted By: Shashi Dhungel
On: August 24, 2015
Electric utilities are facing an unprecedented challenge in their business model. Thanks to changing technologies and government regulations, the electric utility business model is ripe for a paradigm shift. Other public utility sectors like telecommunications have already made such transitions.  Technologies, and in particular information-based technologies like the Internet of ... more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate
Posted By: Chuck Cordray
On: August 21, 2015
Many millennials aren't paying attention to their bills, according to a new 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: Lindsay Berkstresser
On: August 20, 2015
Earlier this year, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”), the federal agency that oversees interstate natural gas transportation and electric transmission, changed the way shippers on interstate natural gas pipelines nominate and pipelines confirm service. FERC set an effective date of April 1, 2016 to implement the changes in the ... more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
Posted By: Charles Y. Chen, PhD
On: August 19, 2015
When our lights go off, we blame the weather. Oftentimes, weather is the cause of a power outage. It could have been a severe storm (like the derecho from 2012), a hurricane (Katrina and Irene, among others), or a heat wave. While weather continues to be a cause of grid ... more...
Filed under: Risk & Operations
Posted By: Harry Valentine
On: August 18, 2015
There are occasions when the economics of transportation indicates cost benefits for commercial transportation vehicles to draw electric power from the grid, either directly in real time or during off-peak generation periods using energy storage technology. Commercial electric transportation systems usually involves the installation of a single cable above or ... more...
Filed under: Demand Response
Posted By: Ulla Pettersson
On: August 17, 2015
Untitled Document Yesterday President Obama announced that America will embark on a program to combat greenhouse gas emissions from power generation. This is a historical announcement which got less space in European news media than expected. These comments are written without further insights about the tools expected to be used ... more...
Filed under: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management

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