On-Demand Webcasts

  • Aug 07, 2012 | Energy Central
    Transmission delays have become the biggest roadblock to meeting renewable portfolio standards in the Western states. What will it take to get wind power integrated into the Western grid and what are the consequences or further delays?
  • Aug 02, 2012 | Energy Central
    The retail, financial and telecommunications industries have long focused on customers analytics to survive in a world of cutthroat competition. Most utilities just don't face this sort of intense competition, but new data, new programs, and even new competition (think solar energy providers) are...
  • Jul 31, 2012 | Energy Central
    The biggest transmission projects in North America are in the West and each one faces unique permitting, rights-of-way, engineering and construction challenges. Project leaders for some of the largest projects in the West will discuss the biggest hurdles to getting transmission built in the region...
  • Jul 25, 2012 | Energy Central
    The biggest transmission projects in North America are in the West and each one faces unique permitting, rights-of-way, engineering and construction challenges. Project leaders for some of the largest projects in the West will discuss the biggest hurdles to getting The West is too vast and diverse...
  • Jul 24, 2012 | Energy Central
    FERC is driving a reassessment of how, and for what purpose, Western transmission is planned. It has continued its deferential approach to regional stakeholders, and has not prescribed organized markets as a solution. But, it clearly seeks to optimize electricity commerce across all regions and sub...
  • Jul 17, 2012 | Energy Central
    With computer viruses everyday news - and threats to power grids and computer networks proliferating, power grid security is growing ever more important. Many experts think it is only a matter of time until criminals or nation states cripple a power grid.
  • Jul 11, 2012 | Energy Central
    Energy storage has been called "the holy grail" of the power industry, but that's true only if it serves a specific application in a cost-effective manner that can be monetized and the return-on-investment beats alternatives.
  • Jun 21, 2012 | Energy Central
    Uncertainty haunts the United States utility industry: Natural-gas prices have plummeted, environmental regulations are throttling coal-fired power, and nuclear power's viability is being questioned in the wake of the Japanese nuclear disaster and the termination of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste...
  • Jun 14, 2012 | Energy Central
    More than 50 high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission projects will add 23,000 miles of transmission to the North American power grid. Worldwide, HVDC-line miles are at an all-time high.
  • Jun 13, 2012 | Energy Central
    Forty-six percent of the total U.S. adult population owns a smartphone, and 88 percent has some kind of cell phone. Today's always-on mobile consumer prefers texting to email, and email to phone or face-to-face communication. So what does this mean for utilities? Could mobility be the next killer "...