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Commentary from Industry Pros
Thermal energy storage has been around for years. When compressor based hvac systems where first applied they were not large enough to cool large venues.
Utility communicators and marketers are continually looking for new ways to engage in a meaningful and positive way with customers. How about showing movies on a Friday night? It isn't as far-fetched as you might think. Florida public power utility KUA just concluded its second year of doing just that, and the reviews are exceptionally strong. Is it too early for Oscar buzz for best idea?
The electric utility industry is glacial in its adoption of technology. There is evidence of this in never-ending pilot projects with startups that lead nowhere and in product design crowdsourcing campaigns that take a year and end up with products that remind one of the failed healthcare.gov project.
Energy and Data - When the pace of change exceeds the ability to change, everyone goes their own wayThe Data can be a powerful source of new perspectives, but only if you allow the data may change their existing beliefs, instead of strengthen the already existing, and to be able to create insights from data.
Tommie, the stadium beverage vendor, was right. It was hot, I was watching the New York Yankees play baseball, I was on vacation and my team was winning. Why not crack open a cold one?
When you run a smart grid magazine, it makes you nervous when your boss says he hates the term 'smart grid.' It makes you knee-knocking nervous, like that cemetery caretaker character in Disney's Haunted Mansion ride.
Today’s power companies and utilities must deal with unprecedented volatility in power prices, complex transmission networks, and evolving regulatory requirements. Sudden swings in power prices impair forecasts and negatively impact bottom lines. Volatile transmission costs decrease profitability.
Mainstream views of investing have evolved. Themes are emerging that reflect the rise of transparency, global connectedness, and a new generation of consumers that is focused on investing with a conscience.
Electricity metering technology have greatly advanced over the years. Mechanical meters that need require manual reading are now being replaced by smart meters or advanced metering systems. According to advocates, there are many benefits to smart meters.
For over twenty years the world has noticed that the way we do business has an impact on the planet. Today we know that the state of the planet affects the way we are doing business.