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3 ways utilities can leverage DER strategy to de-risk climate efforts
Annie Howley, Jake Berlin — 3 MIN. READ
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Price spikes vindicate ERCOT’s market design
Patrick Milligan — 5 MIN. READ
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Gear up for solar safe harbor 2019 and 2020
Chris Mertes, Heidi Marie Larson, Mark Reusser — 5 MIN. READ
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Combined heat and power deserves a seat at the decarbonization table
David Jones — 3 MIN. READ
advanced metering infrastructure
Growth opportunities for the utility industry: Four paths to prosperity
Carolyn Brouillard, Bob DiBella, Philip Mihlmester — 10 MIN. READ
Power plant at night
How will proposed PJM market changes handle state nuclear subsidies?
Ilkka Kovanen, Himanshu Pande, George Katsigiannakis — 6 MIN. READ
Rising ICF stars recognized with leading energy industry award
Justin Mackovyak — 2 MIN. READ
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How DR and smart thermostats have revolutionized the utility-customer relationship
Robyn Link — 4 MIN. READ
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Making green finance mainstream: The way ahead for China
Shaojin Li — 4 MIN. READ
emission trading transferability
What can other emerging economies learn from China's ETS experience?
Huw Slater — 8 MIN. READ
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Fitting battery storage into the New York energy puzzle
Joe Coscia — 8 MIN. READ
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Rich in data, how will utilities invest their digital-era wealth?
3 MIN. READ
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Seven strategies to engage utility customers
4 MIN. READ
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How utilities can motivate customers to help maintain a healthy grid
5 MIN. READ
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How supplier diversity is driving innovation, especially for utilities
Ronnette Anderson — 3 MIN READ
energy healthy grids prosumers
The key to a healthy grid: Your customers
4 MIN. READ
Meet Senior DER Advisor Tom Mimnagh
3 MIN. READ
NPS
Con Edison gas infrastructure: What can we learn from New York’s non-pipeline solutions ruling?
Peter Narbaitz, Michael Sloan — 4 MIN. READ
national renewables drivers
Renewable energy growth: What’s driving the future of sustainable resources
Fiona Wissell — 4 MIN. READ
utility customer experience
Reinventing the Utility Customer Experience
Rebekah Cambre — 4 MIN. READ
The Hunt for the Value of Distributed Solar
Meegan Kelly, Steve Fine — 4 MIN. READ
Will Utilities Miss the Boat on Battery Storage?
Carolyn Brouillard, Mike Alter — 7 MIN. READ
carbon pricing survey
How China’s Rising Carbon Price Impacts the Market
Huw Slater — 4 MIN. READ
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The Multi-Technology Future of Microgrids
David Jones — 5 MIN. READ
locational value
Podcast: How locational value is transforming energy policy across the U.S.
Matt Robison, Meegan Kelly
New York wind carbon
Understanding New York ISO’s Carbon Pricing Proposal
Joe Coscia, Dan Jerke — 4 MIN. READ
Pipelines transporting Oil, natural gas or water
Webinar: How the Gas Market Will Change This Winter
Michael Sloan, Kevin Petak — 45 MIN WEBINAR
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Podcast: How the 2018 elections affect the energy industry
Matt Robison, Chris MacCracken
Is the Grid Ready for the Next 100 GW Of Renewables?
Himali Parmar, Surhud Vaidya — 4 MIN. READ
energy efficiency
Watch: The Next Era of Energy Efficiency
Michael Mernick — 3 MIN. VIDEO
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Watch: A New Take on Utility Customer Engagement
Laura Orfanedes — 3 MIN. VIDEO
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Be a Company of the Future: Five Sustainability Tips
Laura Pereira — 5 MIN. READ
Utilities stack NWAs
How to ‘Stack’ Your Way to a Successful NWA
Mike Alter — 4 MIN. READ
microgrid database
Four Trends Driving the Future of Microgrids
David Jones — 5 MIN
Three Priorities for Utilities Today
4 MIN. READ
combined heat and power programs
On The Rise: A Fresh Look at Growth and Diversity in Utility Combined Heat and Power Programs
Meegan Kelly — 4 MIN. READ
energy efficiency program participation
Watch: Boosting Energy Efficiency Program Participation
3 MIN. VIDEO
midstream oil and gas
The Well Isn’t Dry for Midstream Opportunities
Kevin Petak — 6 MIN. READ
Tragedy or Triumph: Your Approach to Metrics and Risk Can Make the Difference
Katie Janik — 5 MIN. READ
smart thermostat pilot
Watch: Bridging the Utility Data Gap
3 MIN. VIDEO
wind power flow analysis
Using Powerflow Studies to Push PTC Projects Across the Finish Line
Elon Hasson, Himali Parmar — 4 MIN. READ
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Utilities are Running Toward Integration in an Evolving Energy Landscape
2 MIN. READ
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Resurgence in NYC Capacity Prices Possible under New LCR Changes
Joe Coscia, Dan Jerke — 5 MIN. READ
power plant sunset
New Draft DOE Memo Moves to Save Fuel-Secure Generation
Judah Rose — 5 MIN. READ
power lines sunset
Watch list for the 2021-2022 PJM BRA Auction
George Katsigiannakis, Himanshu Pande, Ilkka Kovanen — 7 MIN. READ
Is Future Natural Gas Demand Growth a Mirage?
6 MIN. READ
Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Return: A “Crystal Ball” Approach to Portfolio Asset Management
Katie Janik — 3 MIN. READ
oil rig
Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead for Gas Production
Julio Manik — 3 MIN. READ
utility regulation
DC City Council's Dramatic New Proposal in Utility Regulation
Steve Fine, Matt Robison — 3 MIN. READ
gas pipeline
Last of the Long Lines: Mature Pipeline Grid Shifts from Era of Gas Megaprojects
8 MIN. READ
urban grid
Idea of “Suitability Criteria” Paves the Way for NWA
Matt Robison, Patricia D'Costa — 7 MIN. READ
combined heat and power
New Federal Tax Benefits Offer Boost to CHP Investment. Here’s What You Need to Know.
Meegan Kelly, Levi Hoiriis — 6 MIN. READ
pipeline
Operational Fuel Security Risks in New England Aren’t Just a Forecast — They’re Already Here
4 MIN. READ
energy cold weather
Rising to the Occasion? Natural Gas Markets Grappling with Frigid Conditions and "Bomb Cyclone"
Kevin Petak, Srirama Palagummi — 7 MIN. READ
smart thermostat
The Future of Smart Meters: Timing is Everything
Haider Khan — 5 MIN. READ
smart thermostat
Smart Thermostats Offer Much More Than Out-of-the-Box Savings
Haider Khan, Justin Mackovyak, David Meisegeier — 5 MIN. READ
price tag
A Trio of Storms Could Mean Grid Modernization in Hard-Hit Areas
3 MIN. READ
Watch: Getting the Most Out of Distributed Resources
Steve Fine — 3 MIN. VIDEO
Large energy power lines
Making Room for DER: Where’s the Value in Hosting Capacity Analysis?
Samir Succar — 5 MIN. READ
power plant
New Coal Plant Retirements Could Spur Record ERCOT Scarcity Conditions
Patrick Milligan , Lizzie Medford, Dinesh Madan — 5 MIN. READ
power plant
DOE Acts to Transform the Energy Landscape
George Katsigiannakis, Judah Rose — 5 MIN. READ
price tag
The Price Tag of a Solar Eclipse
Shankar Chandramowli, Himali Parmar — 3 MIN. READ
More States Are Embracing Renewable Energy Development
Chris MacCracken, Aaron Geschiere — 15 MIN. READ