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3 Questions: The future of the electric utility

3 Questions: The future of the electric utility MIT Energy Initiative Director of Research Francis O’Sullivan reflects on current trends in the utility industry, as well as potential solutions to current challenges. Q: There’s been a lot of talk about three current megatrends in energy: decentralization, digitalization, and decarbonization. Can you address briefly what each … Continue reading 3 Questions: The future of the electric utility

Reenergizing the Utilities Industry through Data Archiving

Reenergizing the Utilities Industry through Data Archiving Today, “big data” is more than just a buzzword: for many companies, it is a daily reality. Businesses across virtually every industry – and the utilities sector in particular – are witnessing an explosion in the amount of data being generated, creating a critical need to manage it … Continue reading Reenergizing the Utilities Industry through Data Archiving

Railroads provide survival lessons for struggling energy companies

Railroads provide survival lessons for struggling energy companies As some energy companies lose their grip on monopolies and can no longer rely on customers to help finance their survival, one Columbia University researcher says they could learn from the near-disappearance and resurgence of another historic American monopoly: railroads. A.J. Goulding, president of the consulting firm … Continue reading Railroads provide survival lessons for struggling energy companies

#Duke_Energy ‘s Younger Brother: Out Performance In The Age Of Disruptive Technology #AEP

Duke Energy’s Younger Brother: Out Performance In The Age Of Disruptive Technology American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) is diversified across the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, providing its services to customers throughout the Southwest with a strong presence in Texas, Ohio, Kentucky, and Oklahoma. The company is currently focused on a series of divestitures and … Continue reading #Duke_Energy ‘s Younger Brother: Out Performance In The Age Of Disruptive Technology #AEP

Utility titan plays harder as industry evolves

Utility titan plays harder as industry evolves Will U.S. electric utilities become obsolete some day? The idea may seem far-fetched given our reliance on massive systems of transmission lines and central power plants that deliver electricity to our homes and businesses. But with the rapid spread of solar panels on residential and business roofs across … Continue reading Utility titan plays harder as industry evolves