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Commentary from Industry Pros
Transportation accounts for nearly 72 percent of total global oil demand, hence economic, security, and environmental concerns are driving the world to electrify transportation. Electric vehicles (EVs) will have a disruptive change on electric utilities' business model.
Every IT professional knows that USB storage devices such as flash drives are notorious for carrying malware and exploiting USB autorun features to expose viruses to corporate enterprises. In fact, a Microsoft study in 2011 on 600 million systems revealed that malware infections via USB storage devices were responsible for 26% of the total infection rate, and that rate steadily increases year-to-year.
When disasters strike, utilities depend on communications networks built to meet Critical Infrastructure (CI) reliability and capability requirements. However, in extreme cases communications infrastructure can be threatened.
Some startling things have happened in the energy world these last few years that continue to shake up personal transportation. The steep downward trend of gasoline prices bumped up against the $2 per gallon mark in December of 2014.
Discussions on distributed generation and energy storage seem to dominate the home energy forums. Declining rooftop photovoltaic prices and emerging home-scale battery technologies make for great headlines and bold predictions.
We all know how much connectivity and mobility have changed life as we know it --- in fact, it's no stretch to say society will never be the same.
Why can't I make split utility bill payments with my roommate? asked a friend who runs a consumer web business.
Continuing from previous posts about possible over-crediting for estimated energy savings, I’ve taken a closer look at the method used by regulatory agencies to approve customer-funded efficiency programs.
Smart Energy is an industry byword these days. Electricity consumers and producers alike talk about ideas and implementations that Smart Energy has developed as the best ways forward for both energy conservation and energy cost effectiveness. Electrical system developments in Smart grids and Smart cities are key to discussions on Smart Energy.
Collaborative filtering, a data science technique new to energy marketing, is an innovative substitute for traditional market segmentation, which relies on the collection and analysis of demographic customer data.