July 30. 2015 Don Bishop - ALONG WITH WHATEVER makes utility company executives think of bright futures come a few nightmares such as storms, equipment failures and malicious threats that could cause energy generation or distribution outages. more... Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
July 30. 2015 Ken Munson - From New York to California to Hawaii, we're inviting new generation, distribution and energy management technologies into grid systems and encouraging formerly monopolistic and slow-moving utilities to reinvent themselves as smart, nimble player-coaches in a newly dynamic and pluralistic energy marketplace. more... Filed under: Business & Corporate
Jul 30 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - David Shaffer Star Tribune (Minneapolis) - Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke said Thursday that the Minneapolis-based utility supports development of large, attractively priced solar power projects, but will keep pushing to limit more costly rooftop and subscriber-based community solar gardens. more... Filed under: Solar
Jul 29, 2015 -- The Australian Financial Review - ABIX - Green lobby groups are pressuring AGL Energy to accelerate its commitment to get out of coal-fired electricity generation by 2050. more... Filed under: International
Jul 30 - Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - FirstEnergy Corp.'s new chief executive officer thinks it's time to have conversations about ending deregulation of the electric utility industry in Ohio, a move that some may argue is an about-face from the company's stance in 2008. more... Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
Chevy Chase, MD, 7/27/2015 - Davies Consulting has launched an annual North American Utility Emergency Management Benchmarking Study and Awards to recognize leading emergency management practices among energy utilities. more... Filed under: Announcements
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Competition changes everything, and while the energy sector remains highly regulated, things are evolving rapidly and utilities face new challenges that cannot be left unmet. more... Filed under: Communications & Security
The largest energy consumers in the world are big buildings. Think of the abundance of lighting fixtures, heating/cooling systems, water heating and refrigeration units demanded of these large buildings and more... Filed under: Energy Efficiency
In well-established industries, consumers can count on third-party organizations for the information they need about the true customer experience when it comes to a certain product or service. more... Filed under: Solar
The average utility faces $8 million of annual cyber risk from attacks that target end-user devices. As companies expand mobile workforces and bring-your-own-device policies, and as threats become increasingly sophisticated, this risk will only grow. more...
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