Tag: utility


Tendril to acquire EnergySavvy, as utility customer engagement focus grows

May 7, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Tendril’s acquisitions are allowing it to beef up its customer engagement and load monitoring capabilities at a time when both of those have captured utilities’ focus. EnergySavvy develops both customer-facing and internal systems, which Tendril will now merge with its […]

Others, Social Services

Buffett: ‘No guarantee of success’ with Haven health venture

May 7, 2019

Via: CNBC Healthcare

Warren Buffett says there’s no guarantee Haven, the joint health-care venture between Berkshire Hathaway, J.P. Morgan and Amazon, will succeed in improving the U.S. health-care system. “It is going to a long, tough pull to make major changes,” Buffett said […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Maine renews net metering as lawmakers prep new clean energy, utility reform bills

March 18, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The elimination of gross metering in Maine marks a shift in legislative priorities for the state, which clean energy advocates say has struggled through eight years of inaction or rollbacks on renewable power policy. LD 91 reestablishes retail rate net […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California regulators tee up changes to utility distributed storage programs

February 28, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The proposed decision from ALJ Stevens illustrates increasing scrutiny on utility proposals to own emerging distribution grid technologies like energy storage, microgrids, vehicle chargers and more. In this case, California’s three large investor-owned utilities proposed projects to meet AB 2868, […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utility bosses expect sharp rise in consumers going off-grid

February 12, 2019

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Utility bosses believe that the risk of electricity consumers going off-grid and using it only as occasional backup will increase significantly in the next two years. That’s according to a new study from Accenture, in which 95 per cent of […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

New Legislation About Drug Trials Offers Hope For Children With Incurable Cancers

January 16, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

The U.S. is set to begin testing drugs on children, a step researchers say many drugmakers skipped because it was risky and costly. “It is an incredibly exciting time,” said Crystal Mackall, a pediatric-cancer researcher. “We have lots of drug […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Can the Electricity Industry Seize Its Resilience Moment?

November 12, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

When operators of Duke Energy’s control room in Raleigh, North Carolina wait for a hurricane, the mood is often calm in the hours leading up to the storm. “Things are usually fairly quiet before the activity starts,” said Mark Goettsch, […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Emerging best practices for utility grid hardening

November 5, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Today’s utilities face a number of growing and complex challenges, from new and changing environmental regulations to evolving technologies, aging infrastructure and rising customer expectations. In addition to these technology and human challenges, utilities are being forced to confront the […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

California regulators moving quickly to review utility fire mitigation plans

October 29, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Regulators made no bones about their timeline, pointing to a fire season that seems to begin earlier — and last longer — every year. They say they are aiming to have the initial set of electric utility wildfire mitigation plans […]

Basic Services, Others

On cybersecurity, many local governments still lack strategic or disruption response plans

October 19, 2018

Via: StateScoop

A majority of local government technology leaders have succeeded at developing training programs and culture around cybersecurity in their agencies, but still struggle to adopt plans around information security, according to recent data from the Public Technology Institute. Survey results […]