Hello Local Energy, Bye Old Power Industry

New York, where the power industry began over a century ago, might be where it ends too. At least the power industry as we know it today. The state’s electric regulators made that clear February 26…

The Battery Revolution: A Technology Disruption, Economics and Grid Level Application

Recent advancements in energy storage technology could finally make renewables, such as wind and solar, truly viable economic alternatives to fossil fuels when it comes to generating power. The ability to store power bridges the…

How Can Utilities Survive Energy Demand Disruption?

Accenture research estimates that energy technologies could reduce demand by more than 15% by 2025.   Continued growth of distributed energy resources and energy efficiency measures could cause significant demand disruption and drive down utilities’…

Detroit Blackout

Downtown Detroit was struck by a massive power outage on Tuesday morning as officials reported the entire first precinct was without electricity on a chilly day. As early afternoon Tuesday, more than 100 customers were…

Social media lessons for utilities

The exponential rate at which the Internet of Things and all the different communication outlets are growing has changed the traditional landscape, and is forcing utilities to add resources to keep up with customer needs…

Nest’s Tony Fadell on Smart Objects, and the Singularity of Innovation

  Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Before he started Nest, Tony Fadell held senior positions at Apple on the teams that created the iPod and the iPhone. Tony Fadell is the founder and chief executive of…