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2017 Top Voices of your Intelligent Utility Network Community

The mission of your Intelligent Utility Network community is to bring together utility folks who, like you, are in the thick of the digital utility transformation. With nearly 80k subscribers, your group is our largest and most active of our communities.

I am thrilled to showcase three of your community's top voices from 2017:

Areg Bagdasarian | Independent Energy Analyst
Top Post:
Demand Charges: The Hidden Roadblock to EV Charging Buildout

What Areg likes to write about:

My interest in all things automotive became an interest in EVs and then energy. I enjoy writing about the intersection of the transportation world, energy and the socioeconomic impact of energy in our lives.

Post Areg is most proud of:

The post being highlighted here Demand Charges: The Hidden Roadblock to EV Charging Buildout, as it was the culmination of some great industry interviews and a topic at the heart of EV adoption.

One thing most readers may not know about Areg:

It's taken a lot of trial and error to find an industry I was truly passionate about and it feels good knowing that the energy industry is where I want to be.

Best book Areg read in 2017:

"Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege" by Antony Beevor - After reading about how the Russians stopped the Nazi advance after suffering some of the most devastating losses in the entire war, it's a source of motivation for us all.

More from Areg Bagdasarian


John MacKenna | Editor, DLT Report
Top Post:
Blockchain Creates Solar PV Marketplace on the Grid

What John likes to write about:

My preferred topic is blockchain technology and its future beyond Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Blockchain has tremendous potential to reconfigure markets, improve transparency, and eliminate friction from transactions.

Post John is most proud of:

My interest led me to one of my favorite articles I posted in 2017, featured here, an interview for Energy Central with Dr. Jemma Green, co-founder of Power Ledger, an Australian startup. Power Ledger enables peer-to-peer solar energy trading over the grid, which could transform the monetization of solar and accelerate the transition away from fossil fuels.

John's Prediction for 2018:

In 2018, I expect utilities - like companies in all industries - to explore blockchain and launch exciting pilot projects.

More from John MacKenna


Jigar Shah | Co-Founder, Generate Capital
Top Post:
Finding a Moonshot in Electricity

What Jigar writes about:

Specialties include: entrepreneurship, financing deployment of clean energy, resource efficiency, clean energy policy, solar industry strategy, effective political communications on these issues globally.

Jigar is bet know for:

Jigar Shah is best known as the Founder of SunEdison, where he pioneered "no money down solar" and unlocked a multi-billion-dollar solar market, creating the largest solar services company worldwide.

One thing you may not know about Jigar:

His top post with the Intelligent Utility community on Energy Central gained over 1300 views!

More from Jigar Shah

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Marlys Roddy

Congratulations Jigar Shah, John MacKenna and Areg Bagdasarian for being 2017 Top Voices on Energy Central!

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Areg Bagdasarian

Thanks Marlys!

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PJ Davis

Well done!