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  • What American Utilities Can Learn from E.On
    Leonhard Birnbaum
    Apr 20, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    European utilities are rethinking their business models as a result of a sharp drop in their revenue and asset values. Leonhard Birnbaum, a member of the board of management at E.On SE, offered the view from Germany.
  • Duke Energy's View of Generation and Transmission
    LynnGood
    Apr 13, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    Duke Energy is committed to maintaining a diverse portfolio of generation assets and adequate transmission as it prepares for the futures. Lynn Good, the company’s president and chief executive officer, discussed these nuts and bolts issues recently with EnergyBiz.
  • Duke Energy's Lynn Good
    Lynn Good
    Apr 06, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    As she settles into the leadership of America’s largest utility, 7 million customers strong, Lynn Good is all about addressing Duke Energy’s strategic challenges. EnergyBiz recently interviewed Good, Duke’s president and chief executive officer.
  • Rolling Out Sophisticated Data Systems
    Robert Hoglund
    Mar 30, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    Consolidated Edison may have logged more than 180 years powering New York City, but it is as intent on keeping its business nimble and forward-looking. Robert Hoglund, the chief financial officer, discusses the outlook for the company.
  • Building on Incredible Stability
    Patrick Goodman
    Mar 23, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    MidAmerican Energy Holdings has tripled its assets in a decade on its way to becoming a fixture in Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway’s investment firmament. Most recently, MidAmerican has pocketed NV Energy, based in Las Vegas. Patrick Goodman, MidAmerican’s CFO, said the focus at his company will remain cost control and the pursuit of ever greater efficiency.
  • The Threat of Distributed Generation - Basics Unchanged
    Moray Dewhurst
    Mar 16, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    NextEra Energy is a colossus, the largest generator of wind and solar power in North America and more than 4.6 million customers in Florida. According to Moray Dewhurst, its chief financial officer, recently surveyed the financial landscape for NextEra Energy.
  • A Shame to Waste Resource
    Mar 09, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    Given our mountainous supply of coal, it would be a mistake to continue to shutter viable coal-powered generation, according to J. Randall Data, president and chief operating office of Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group.
  • The Need for Consensus
    Mar 02, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    New laws are needed to spur greater information sharing in the private sector and between business and government, according Mike McConnell, former direction of the U.S. National Security Agency. McConnell told EnergyBiz in an exclusive interview that the utility industry is just at the beginning of such information-sharing efforts.McConnell will keynote the EnergyBiz Securing Power Forum in Washington on Tuesday. He is former White House national intelligence director and currenty vice chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton. His comments were edited for style and length.
  • Business and Government Must Unite
    Feb 23, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    The United States government and industry must get more aligned to safeguard vital infrastructure from devastating cyberattacks, according Mike McConnell, former direction of the U.S. National Security Agency. Today’s rules and safeguards are dated and were designed to meet threats that no longer exist, McConnell told EnergyBiz in an exclusive interview.McConnell will keynote the EnergyBiz Securing Power Forum in Washington on March 4. He is former White House national intelligence director and currenty vice chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton. His comments were edited for style and length.
  • Wellinghoff on the Ramifications of Metcalf Assault
    Jon Wellinghoff
    Feb 16, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    Utilities and political leaders reacted with alarm this month when news accounts detailed an April attack on a California substation. Leading the response was Jon Wellinghoff, former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, who said the incident was an act of “domestic terrorism.” Wellinghoff discussed the incident and its ramifications with EnergyBiz in recent days. Cyber and physical acts of terrorism on the grid and the impact of extreme weather on power supplies will be front and center at the EnergyBiz Securing Power Forum in Washington March 3-4.