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  • A Changing Energy Landscape Creates Opportunity
    From Consumer to Prosumer
    Mar 22, 2015 | John P. Malloy
    Today's utility business environment is more volatile, more uncertain and more complex than in the past. How do we navigate and plot a strategic course forward in this moving and evolving market?
  • Execs Tout Gas Utilities' Outlook
    Boom and Boon: Execs Tout Gas Utilities' Outlook
    Mar 15, 2015 | Martin Rosenberg
    Notes from our Round Table discussion with: John Somerholder, AGL Resources chief executive officer; Carl Chapman, Veteran chief executive officer; Ron Jibson, Questar chief executive officer; Jeffrey Shaw, Southwest Gas chief executive officer; Dennis Arriola, Southern California Gas president and chief executive officer; Ralph LaRossa, PSEG president and COO; Scott Prochazka, CenterPoint Energy chief executive officer; Scott Morris, Avista chief executive officer
  • THE winner will be THE ONE who IS nimble & flexible to change
    Utility 2.0: Retail competition in the utility sector is back!
    Mar 08, 2015 | Navneet Trivedi
    Jigar Shah
    The retail electricity sector is witnessing significant change and competition without any regulatory or policy intervention. Utilities' traditional business model of electricity sale is already under significant pressure from controllable loads, self-generation & increasing energy efficiency.
  • Revolutionizing Operations
    The Role of Analytics at Large Utilities
    Mar 01, 2015 | Andrew Vesey
    Its 2:30 a.m. on a July night, and a powerful storm is rushing through your utility service area. It causes a tree to fall on a medium-voltage distribution line. As the utility manager responsible, you are now working through an outage.
  • Optimize Utility Analytics through Thought Leadership
    Feb 22, 2015 | Joel Sharrer
    Data analytics for utilities is no longer a future-tense topic for the industry. It is no longer a question of can your utility benefit from analytics tools, but how well is your utility implementing its analytics program.
  • or What to Think When Everyone Says Your World is Turning Upside Down
    Utility of the Future: or What to Think When Everyone Says Your World is Turning
    Feb 15, 2015 | Katherine Hamilton
    As the red-eye jet made its way toward the airport with dawn breaking, street lights still on and house lights coming on, I watched first the farms with long roads, then the small clusters of towns, then the vast suburban outreach of Washington, DC. I had been thinking a lot about the evolution of the electric grid.
  • Reworking Generation
    Feb 08, 2015 | Daniel Yergin
    The energy world does not stand still. It is remarkable how much has changed in the industry - and in perspectives - from just a decade ago when Energy Biz launched. It is all the more remarkable considering that major investments in electric power can have a 60-year life, or even longer.
  • Carbon Morality
    Feb 01, 2015 | David Crane
    Ten years ago, when EnergyBiz was launched, the American power industry was not experiencing its finest hour. Gripped by irrational exuberance, which manifested itself principally in overpaying and overleveraging when acquiring deregulated power assets, the power industry destroyed billions of dollars of shareholder value.
  • Future Trends for Utilities
    Business in the 21st Century
    Jan 25, 2015 | Fred Buckman
    For a large part of my career, it was my good fortune to work in the electric utility business. My start came with Consumers Power in 1967 while I was still in graduate school and ended with my role as chief executive of PacifiCorp in 1998. The electric utility business I see today is quite different from the one I joined in the mid-'60s and even different from the one I left 16 years ago.
  • Spurring Global Electricity Access
    A Profound Inequality: Spurring Global Electricity Access
    Jan 18, 2015 | Jim Rogers
    Have you visited your doctor lately? Imagine if there was no choice but to be examined by candlelight, or worse, with no light at all - the doctor might have missed something. That's the scenario for 1 billion people around the world whose health clinics lack electricity.