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  • Apr 17, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    “I don’t know if there are very many people—men or women—who think they want to go work for a utility when they grow up,” said Debbie Kimberly, vice president of customer energy solutions at Austin Energy. But, that may change for future generations when they get a gander at how Kimberly’s career has unfolded under a motivating, mentor-filled utility environment. (Part of the women-in-energy article series.)

  • Apr 16, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Futurist Daniel Burrus opened the IEEE PES T&D conference this week in Chicago. Here's his advice for the industry. 

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