Insights from our Editorial Team

  • Part of the women-in-energy article series
    NYPA's Miller reveals social media's savvy
    Dec 04, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Deidrea A. Miller has an "absolute blast" doing digital work for the New York Power Authority (NYPA).

  • Creating value for the new energy prosumer
    Dec 02, 2014 | Greg Guthridge

    Globally the utilities industry is facing unprecedented market shifts. Rapid technology advancements and growing adoption of distributed generation, smart technologies and connected home products and services are just a few of the shifts affecting energy providers and energy consumers.

  • Momma said: time-of-use electricity pricing
    Nov 25, 2014 | Jorge Madrid

    My mom is a pro at shopping for good deals. She taught me the importance of timing my purchases during the off-peak season to get the most value for my dollar. Time-of-Use (TOU) electricity pricing reminds me of the lessons my mom taught me, and it can help empower families to take control of their energy use, while saving money AND improving air quality.

  • An overview of our Utility2Utility article series
    Insider insight from 40 utilities with one little click
    Nov 20, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Almost two years ago, we started a simple interview series titled "Utility2Utility." The premise was honest: Allow our utility audience to exchange info and advice directly to each other about projects they are working on and trends they see washing over the industry.

  • Potential synergies with the GE purchase of Alstom
    Nov 18, 2014 | Charles Newton

    As many long-term readers of Newton-Evans' reports and articles knew from our assessment reported in 2009, there were back then three major contenders for the $7 billion transmission and distribution business units of the old Areva T&D Corporation.

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  • Survey reveals trends
    How utilities can get smarter with infrastructure and data
    Nov 13, 2014 | Martin Travers

    Utility managers across the U.S. share a common challenge: Aging infrastructure, aging workforces and limited budgets continue to increase pressure on utilities to do more with less. Fortunately, advances in communications and sensor technology along with the capabilities of big data and analytics are creating new means to solve challenges once thought insurmountable.

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  • From the Knowledge Summit: the future of utilities is transparent
    Nov 11, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Energy Central's 9th annual Knowledge Summit kicked off on Tuesday, November 11 with an opening session that painted a picture of the future of utilities.

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  • Nebraska Public Power District
    Harborlane | - Lake McConaughy Hydro Dam, Nebraska
    Nov 06, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    In this latest bit of insight, we sit down with high-level executives and managers and get personal. We want to know how they got here, what they love about their jobs and how they see the industry evolving. For this installment of C-suite Insider, we spoke with Nebraska Public Power District's David Webb, who garnered his CIO title about five years ago. But, we'll let him tell his own story.

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  • How four U.S. utilities are tackling big data
    Nov 04, 2014 | John R. Johnson

    Big data is taking on an increased role at utilities both large and small. Harvesting reams of data that was previously unavailable just 18-24 months ago opens up great opportunities for both utilities and ratepayers.

  • Where Do Utilities Stand?
    © Lagron49 | - Out-of-state Help To Restore Power Photo
    Oct 30, 2014 | PJ Davis

    On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy moved in on the Jersey shore. Local and national crews rallied to  restore power to over 2 million. Impressively, power companies managed to cut that number by almost half in just under a week. Two years later, utilities across north America continue to asked themselves 'Are we ready for the next time?'.