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Commentary from Industry Pros
Summer is ending, and with Fall and Winter around the corner, one can't help but think back to the winter of 2014.
Florida municipal utility, the City of Tallahassee Utilities (CoT) customers are now enjoying the convenience of making payments directly from the body of emailed bill statements via Speedpay, a subsidiary of Western Union.
Many millennials aren't paying attention to their bills, according to a new survey.
There are occasions when the economics of transportation indicates cost benefits for commercial transportation vehicles to draw electric power from the grid, either directly in real time or during off-peak generation periods using energy storage technology.
In the present day world of interconnected grids, processes and systems, we are seeing rapid changes in Utility industries and their stakeholder engagement landscapes.
In the wake of the massive 2003 power outage throughout the northeast United States and eastern Canada, research by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that power outages cost the United States $80 billion per year.
Every month, consumers receive their energy bills and like their cellphone, internet and cable bills, they automatically pay it.
As utility companies adopt new technologies to run their businesses more efficiently, they'd be wise to make sure their communication channels keep up.
Policymakers across the country are wrestling with the economic impact of aging energy infrastructure. America's energy grid lags behind other developed nations, and according to the U.S. Department of Energy, "power quality issues are estimated to cost American business more than $100 billion on average every year."
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.