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Thanks for this post, Krystal-- it's timely and informative. It definitely shows the whole 'ounce of prevention (resilience) is better than a pound of cure (cleanup after the fact.' But with people often balking at the cost of providing that ounce of cure, shortsightedly ignoring the long-term costs, how do you go about ensuring others make resilience a top immediate goal on...
“Governing board education is a marathon that never ends,” Moline said. “But building a board’s intellectual infrastructure is time well spent.” Wise words, thanks for sharing, John. Leadership is needed now more than ever at the top of utilities, but leadership comes from recognizing the need for continued learning and improvements.
Thanks for the post. I feel that the software and hardware has leap froged each other in functionality over the years, perhaps the coming decade the two will get on the same path and this will gain the traction it deserves!
Karen, the situation for utilities and electricity consumers today is so remarkably parallel to that of the 1920s some history is in order. At the time Edison and other utilities were using their monopoly status to extort customers by raising rates indiscrimately. Their marketing strategy amounted to "pay up, or the lights go out." Cash-rich, they would then take the proceeds and invest...