Capitalizing on the digital transformation

Energy companies are undergoing a digital transformation. Customers are driving this shift in business model, in part, through their choice of communication channels. Mobile is a huge part. In 2013, utility customer communication via mobile…

Majority of utilities preparing for disruptive forces

Utilities are largely accepting of an energy future characterized by increasingly distributed forms of energy generation and storage, and are taking action to ready themselves and shape the outcomes. That is according to DNV GL…

A New Architecture for Distributed Energy Management

It is proposed that the utility be put at the center of the distributed energy equation and manage the output of all the distributed energy in its territory. The key to this approach is to…

Examining reliability impact of renewables

As directed by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) must conduct periodic assessments of the reliability and adequacy of the bulk power system (BPS). To that end, NERC…

How New York is reinventing the electric utility

State PSC: ‘Distributed System Platform Providers’ are the future Since the 1920s, utility regulation has helped provide the U.S. with “universal access” to electricity, Jim Rogers, former CEO of Duke Energy, recently noted. Utilities were…

The Utility Customer 2020: Digital, connected, social

Change is happening all around us. Technology continues to impact our lives at exponential rates. Social media networks and mobile devices, in particular, are constantly evolving the way we interact with the world. We previously…