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Not-So-Strange Bedfellows: Big Tech And Electric Utilities

Not-So-Strange Bedfellows: Big Tech And Electric Utilities The most useful takeaways from industry and investment conferences are rarely listed in the program or highlighted in presentation slides. They’re the nuances you can only pick up by attending, keeping your eyes and ears open while you’re there, and then taking the time to reflect critically on … Continue reading Not-So-Strange Bedfellows: Big Tech And Electric Utilities

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

Electricity Sales Fall Below 2007 Levels, Big Rate Hikes coming

Electricity Sales Fall Below 2007 Levels, Big Rate Hikes coming Total electricity sales in 2015 fell below 2007 levels. The flattening of total electricity sales reflects an inability of the electric utility industry to continue its march to electrify the economy, despite an ever growing suite of technologies from electric cars to heat pumps that … Continue reading Electricity Sales Fall Below 2007 Levels, Big Rate Hikes coming

As utilities back bigger fixed fees, consumer groups bite back

As utilities back bigger fixed fees, consumer groups bite back As utilities lobby state regulators to include mandatory fixed fees on their customers’ monthly bills, consumer advocates and environmental groups are pushing back. A mandatory fixed fee, which is also called a surcharge or a cost tracker, is an additional fee imposed on a customer’s … Continue reading As utilities back bigger fixed fees, consumer groups bite back