• Chasing the Sun
    Lessons for U.S. Utilities from the German Energiewende
    Insight Article | Sep 18, 2014 | Jack Azagury
    Energiewende has become one of the most talked about topics in the utilities industry and perhaps one of the most notorious. It has also become the example of how not to do energy policy. And while this may be true in many respects, the strategy has been successful in certain areas, least of which is providing learnings for other countries.
  • The Women's Energy Network turns 20
    Winning with WEN: The Women's Energy Network turns 20
    Insight Article | Sep 16, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis
    Throughout our women-in-energy series, we've looked at women who networked well and networked in varying ways: Reliant's Karen Jones through marketing to the Texas masses or NV Energy's Shannon Skinner through running a crack linemen team who all affectionately call her "the whip."
  • A Conversation with Elliot Mainzer
    View from the Top | Sep 14, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    The Bonneville Power Administration was launched in the 1930s to help harness the electric power potential of the Columbia River and power the Northwest. Today, its concerns include wind power and the fate of the August salmon. We recently discussed the agency’s evolving mission with Elliot Mainzer, who became BPA’s administrator in January.
  • An Energy Company: Where the Average Desk Job Turns into Pandemonium
    Insight Article | Sep 11, 2014 | Wayne M. Kovach
    I'd venture to say that many, if not most, things in life are not planned and happen beyond our control. Education, relationships, families, and vocation occupy the majority of our lives. Some plans work out, and some don't. That rule applies to me. I started my career as a graphic designer, and now I work for a demand response company. It's best not to question these changes, but embrace them.
  • What role can big data play for European DSOs?
    Insight Article | Sep 09, 2014 | Tim Probert
    More than most European nations, the Republic of Ireland needs to get familiar with big data and remote operation of the grid. With four times the EU average of overhead networks per capita, an extremely high variable renewable penetration-two GW of wind (half on the distribution network) out of a five GW system peak-and stormy conditions at the extremity of Europe, Ireland needs to know if it can cope with the changing landscape.
  • Fanning on Grid Security
    View from the Top | Sep 07, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    Tom Fanning, the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Southern Company, has emerged as an industry leader on grid security, chairing the Electricity Sub-Sector Coordinating Council. We recently sat down with Fanning at an industry gathering to discuss the state of grid security.

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