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Commentary from Industry Pros
Competition changes everything, and while the energy sector remains highly regulated, things are evolving rapidly and utilities face new challenges that cannot be left unmet.
I am addicted to C-SPAN. Especially now, when the 2016 presidential election season is well underway.
The rise of connected consumer electronic devices in this “Internet of Things” era continues to surge and is opening market opportunities for midstream energy efficiency.
Research conducted by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) and consulting firm InfoTrends reveals a majority of utility customers still prefer to receive paper bills through the mail.
The public service industry is on the verge of profound changes that stand to impact lives and resources for generations to come. The changes made by cities and utilities will affect the future in big ways.
Today's electricity networks were designed on the presumption that load and generation were both predictable and slow-moving. Because of this presumption, control room operators had time to wait for the Energy Management System to identify the size of any change and available resources to respond to the change and to manually dispatch the generation resources necessary to bring the system back into balance.
In early 2013, after a competitive request for proposals, the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded grant funding of $3.7M to AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) to supply and install Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE), also called charging stations, at the residences of qualifying electric vehicle buyers California-wide.
In the continental United States, major, statewide, blackouts occur every 5 years or so. Most recently, Southwest in September 2011, Florida in February 2008, and Northeast in August 2003.
The Rise of Smart Cities: Smart Homes Will Lead the Push to Over One Billion Connected Things This YearJust a few years ago, the concept of a smart city-or one that uses wireless technology to increase communication between various sectors, city planners and consumers-seemed like it was light years away from becoming a reality.
Did you know that 8.5% of U.S. residents live in large multifamily buildings with 20 or more units? Despite the large number of U.S. households in multifamily buildings, energy efficiency is often overlooked in this sector.