Tag: utility

Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works

Access to data: Bringing the electricity grid into the Information Age

April 23, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Data is the lifeblood of today’s economy, driving change and stimulating innovation in every industry from banking to healthcare. Although the electricity industry has lagged behind in taking advantage of the many benefits that a data-rich environment can provide, the […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

New Jersey Legislature Backs Nuclear Subsidies

April 13, 2018

Via: PowerMag

New Jersey’s Assembly and Senate in separate actions on April 12 passed bills to ensure continued operation of PSEG’s Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants. Lawmakers also passed bills to modify the state’s renewable portfolio standards and for support […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Arizona utility funds research linking job losses to renewable energy ballot proposal

April 4, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

The Arizona Daily Sun reports the projections rely on some interesting assumptions. For instance, the research assumes APS will close down the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, despite a proposal from the Arizona Corporation Commission that would include a carvout […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Is a residential three-part rate the way to a modern grid or bad news for utility customers?

March 13, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Rising penetrations of energy efficiency (EE) and other distributed energy resources (DER) are adding to the downward pressure on utility revenues by allowing customers to generate their own electricity or reduce their usage. Utilities find themselves caught between their customers’ […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works, Social Security, Social Services

Break down silos to build better security and resilience for utilities

March 2, 2018

Via: Accenture Utilities Blog

At the end of January, I attended the DistribuTECH conference in San Antonio, Texas. As always, it was a great event—and a fantastic opportunity to spend two days talking to utilities executives about their front-of-mind issues around resiliency and cybersecurity. […]

Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works

Are recent disasters enough to spur utilities to take climate change seriously?

February 20, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities and climate change science have a tenuous relationship at best. A conservative industry, utilities and their overarching regulatory framework historically shied away from addressing climate change impacts to the U.S. power system, even as evidence mounted and severe weather […]

Basic Services, Electric Utility, Others, Public Utilities

Cybersecurity: How utilities can prepare the next generation smart grid

February 12, 2018

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Cyber attacks have dominated the headlines and devastated a slew of companies over the past few years – from Equifax to Yahoo, Deloitte to Merck – compromising millions of people’s information and costing billions of dollars in losses to those […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California regulators broaden rules for energy storage

January 17, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Energy storage’s unique operating characteristics — it can be load or supply — have made market participation a complicated problem. But California now has interim rules designed to address some of the difficulties and to ensure storage resources are providing […]

Social Security, Social Services

Why ‘secure’ isn’t secure enough in the utilities sector

December 27, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Cybersecurity of critical energy infrastructure is a growing concern because the industry is experiencing a significant overhaul as grids, power, water and gas become increasingly smart and automated. For utility companies, the consequences of inadequate cybersecurity include service and grid […]

Miscellaneous, Public Works

Utilities and Small Businesses – A Green Partnership in the Making

December 26, 2017

Via: Triple Pundit

Historical data shows that small businesses typically balk at the upfront costs and perceived risk of implementing energy-saving initiatives. While small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) consume 40 to 50 percent of the nation’s energy and more than three in 10 […]