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Miscellaneous, Public Works

Optimization: a new approach to investment planning for utilities

June 18, 2018

Via: Accenture Utilities Blog

Over the past decade, utilities have made significant investments in enterprise asset management (EAM) systems, with the goal of improving operational efficiency. Traditionally, utilities have aimed to maximize revenues from capital expenditure and limit associated operational costs. But the increasing […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Is the new California solar mandate a threat to utilities across the country?

June 13, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Recent studies show that net-zero-energy homes cost 5 to 10 percent more than standard construction, but energy savings will likely offset these costs over time. That gives more states incentives to follow California’s lead. In addition, it’s possible that portions […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Resource Plans Show Some Utilities Are Still Cautiously Investing in Renewables

May 24, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

A slate of new integrated resource plans and sustainability proposals indicate U.S. utilities are realizing the business case for clean energy technologies. But many utilities are still hedging their bets on a mix of resources. It’s become politically and economically […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

What are utilities doing about the growing need for grid security?

May 22, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Utility Dive takes an in-depth look at the ways in which companies are prioritizing grid security. Utilities are working to address cybersecurity on a distributed grid, hardening against natural disasters and making security as important as worker safety. We spoke […]


Electric Utility, Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Works

Time not on their side: Utilities ill-prepared for EV demand, SEPA finds

March 22, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

It’s always dangerous to make technology predictions, but right now this feels like a sure thing: Electric vehicles are going to become popular, mainstream, common. One day, even, the standard. How and when these zero-emission vehicles are charged will be […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

For utilities trying to drive conservation, mixed messages may be best

March 14, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

There are many situations where utilities call on customers to conserve energy, including efforts at peak load reduction, responses to fuel shortages and extreme weather. Some of the issues are persistent, while some are more situational — and for utilities, […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Utilities Can Learn From Amazon’s Obsession With Customer Experience

March 6, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Amazon’s analytical approach to understanding the customer allowed it to move beyond books and dominate the retail space. Entire industries are getting upended and transformed as a result. This story about disruption is a familiar one. We’ve seen how it […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

4 Predictions for Blockchain in Energy in 2018

March 5, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Blockchain dominated 2017. Even the energy sector couldn’t escape its grasp; it seemed that every day a new company entered the blockchain-in-energy space, raised millions via an initial coin offering, or deployed a new peer-to-peer energy trading pilot. Veterans of […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Utilities Tackle the Challenge of EV-Charging Infrastructure

March 1, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

At the end of June, Washington state had 24,624 plug-in electric vehicles registered. Most were in outlying areas of Seattle, with King County accounting for over half those vehicles. The distribution remains more sparse in the eastern part of the […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utilities Are Getting a Big Tax Break. How Much Money Will Consumers Get Back?

February 28, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Months after President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, some customers may soon receive returns from their utilities. Nearly every state utility commission in the nation, plus Washington, D.C.’s commission, has started some type of order or investigation […]