Insights from our Editorial Team

  • Jan 23, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Hagihon Company, Ltd. is Israel’s largest municipal area water and wastewater services utility. For this unique international installment of our popular utility2utility article series, we spoke to Aharon Rosenberg, deputy CEO of water, and Josh Yeres, vice president of business development about Israel’s utility system and the tech trends they’re working with.

  • Jan 22, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Philadelphia Water Department discuss how, each year, more municipalities are integrating large-scale green infrastructure (GI) practices within their water and wasterwater infrastructure.

  • Jan 21, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    James Moore, president of the Energy Research Council, discusses numbers from their new report on demand response.

  • Jan 20, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Within our brains, that fuzzy little smart city concept revolves around more intelligent technology working together across traditionally disparate industries that “touch” under a municipal umbrella: power, water, transport, lighting. But, how do we get there? Here are five rules to live by when building a smart city. 

  • Jan 19, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    For this installment of the utility2utility interview series, we spoke with Andrej Sajn, CIO and a member of the management board for GEN-I about the power industry in Slovenia and in the EU, along with new projects for GEN-I, a more retail-based neo-utility that works in trading, exchanges and the sale of electricity to consumers.

  • Jan 16, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    For this installment of our utility2utility series, we talk with Con Edison's Chris Gallo, senior specialist, customer outreach and education, about the urban utility’s work in mobile engagement.

  • Jan 15, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Beyond the pure aesthetic aspect, there’s been growing concern with consumers on how wind farms may impact individual real estate prices. In other words, will that view of the Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm that I find an uplifting road trip memory be a real downer for surrounding landowners when they go to sell? Researchers have studied this, actually. Here are the results.

  • Jan 14, 2014 | Chris Parratt

    Chris Parratt, general manager, energy solutions at ERM Power in Australia describes his company's approach to combine demand response with energy management tools, real-time metering and a web-based platform.

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  • Jan 13, 2014 | Gerald R. Gray

    Gerald R. Gray, senior researcher at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), gives an overview of Australian utility Ergon Energy's smart grid project--hurdles, benefits and progress.

  • Jan 12, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released their annual short-term energy outlook. For the first time, it looks ahead farther than ever—into 2015. So, what does it predict for the future of power in the U.S.? We’ll give you the highlights and the warnings in three easy steps.