• We'll call you an expert if you can ace this quiz
    Insight Article | Aug 21, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis
    In a moment of levity in this all-too-serious industry, we pay homage to our favorite scene in the now 20-year-old "Speed" where Jeff Daniels says to Keanu Reeves, "Pop quiz, hotshot" and then runs through various scenarios for the gum-smacking Keanu to sort through. Well, here's our version. It's not as adrenaline pumping as "Speed," but, on the good side, nothing explodes if you're wrong-not even if you take this quiz at under 50 miles per hour.
  • Xcel Reveals Winds of Change
    Insight Article | Aug 19, 2014 | Frank Prager
    Frank Prager, vice president of policy and strategy at Xcel Energy, writes about how a decade of growth in wind energy holds valuable lessons for the future of solar.
  • European Utilities Lose Half Market Cap
    View from the Top | Aug 17, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    Utilities in Europe are sick. We recently spent some time discussing the situation with Matias Alonso, Accenture managing director of global utilities, who is based in Madrid. 
  • A balanced approach to DG by former FL PSC Commissioner
    Insight Article | Aug 14, 2014 | Katrina McMurrian
    At the recent National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Summer Committee Meetings, public utility commissioners from around the country gathered to discuss a number of energy issues and challenges. Among the issues discussed was the integration of renewable energy sources, particularly distributed generation (DG) technologies such as solar panels on homeowners' roofs, in a manner that respects the crucial role of the grid.
  • SDG&E Becomes First Utility to Test Drones
    Insight Article | Aug 12, 2014 | Sarah Battaglia
    It's a bird!  It's a plane!  It's a.drone! San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) became the first utility in the country to gain approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to test-drive drones.  The utility has been granted a Special Airworthiness Certificate that allows it to operate drones for research, testing, and training flights in Eastern San Diego County.
  • Vermont’s Mary Powell
    View from the Top | Aug 10, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    Small energy companies are the labs of change, harbingers of the new ways of business soon to transform decades of business practice, according to Mary Powell, the chief executive officer of Green Mountain Power. We sat down with her at a recent energy conclave in Boston.

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