Insights from our Editorial Team

  • PMUs and you: an update on synchrophasor tech across America
    Apr 16, 2015 | Alison Silverstein

    Synchrophasor technology has come a long way in a few short years, with recent system deployments delivering early reliability benefits and cost savings in system operations, model validation and forensic analysis.

  • Utility 2.0
    Utility 2.0 - NY REV Demonstration Projects are real DEAL for industry and utili
    Apr 14, 2015 | Navneet Trivedi

    Utility as DSP is expected to provide a platform for energy markets of the future, provided industry utilizes demonstration projects to prove business case rather than technology feasibility!

  • Apr 09, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    In January 2013, Duke Energy launched a home energy report program with the goals of bonding with customers, establishing the utility as a trusted energy advisor to those customers and meeting regulatory energy efficiency (EE) requirements. And the My Home Energy Report (MyHER) program was born.

  • Utilities LEED us into energy savings
    Apr 07, 2015 | Derek Handova

    Electric utilities have been advancing the LEED revolution for more than a decade. Many of them have incentive programs for building developers, owners and tenants to construct or renovate LEED certified structures or offer technical assistance to help with the LEED process.

  • Managing Risks to Reap Rewards
    Biogas Production: Managing Risks to Reap Rewards
    Apr 02, 2015 | Aaron Kalisher

    With interest in clean, renewable energy on the rise, the biogas market is poised for a period of strong growth in the coming years. According to a 2012 Pike Research report, global revenue is projected to double from $17.2 billion in 2011 to $33.1 billion by 2022. But as new production comes on line, owners and operators should take into consideration not just the opportunity, but the risks as well.

  • C-suite Insider
    A chat with retired PPL VP Bob Geneczko
    Mar 31, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    For this installment of C-suite Insider, we spoke with Bob Geneczko just days after his retirement from PPL. But, we'll let him tell his own story.

  • SMUD's analytics evolve with the smart grid
    Mar 26, 2015 | Jennifer Potter

    Analysts in the utility industry have much work to do these days. With the deluge of data that has accompanied the smart grid evolution, analysts are leveraging the billions of rows of data and working to transform it into actionable insight. Analytics that utilizes data from the smart meters, coupled with data from a smart distribution system, has empowered---and will continue to empower---utilities to answer operational questions and solve problems with greater speed and accuracy.

  • Alex Pischalnikov
    Now is the time for utilities to look at wearable tech
    Mar 24, 2015 | Alex Pischalnikov

    The utilities industry is undergoing a major revolution---digital technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) are enabling a smarter grid and a renewed focus on the customer. While wearable devices are a fairly new entry into this technology ecosystem, they offer utilities promising opportunities to make operations more efficient and to increase customer satisfaction.

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  • British Households could save £200 a year by switching energy supplier
    Mar 19, 2015 | Kevin Burke

    By failing to take advantage of the deals on the market and by staying loyal to their old supplier, around 13.5 million households are missing out on a slice of a potential £2.7 billion in savings, and while millions of these would reduce their energy bills by more than £200, many would save even more.

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  • part of the women-in-energy article series
    ESA Chair Lamontagne weathers industry and association changes
    Mar 17, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Colette Lamontagne has spent a lot of her life consulting---talking strategy and planning, technology and road maps. Some of it has been as part of her day job as a director in Navigant's Energy Practice, but, last June, she got a new opportunity to talk about the future when she was named chair of the Energy Storage Association's (ESA) Board of Directors.