How to Avoid the Death Spiral uring my most recent chat with Utility Forecaster, Canadian Edge and Australian Edge subscribers, a participant questioned me about the impact the rapid adoption of solar power along with advances in storage technology would have on traditional utilities. I replied that battery systems coupled with rooftop installation of solar … Continue reading How to Avoid the Death Spiral
Comparing America’s New 3 Largest Electric Utilities * All data are as of the close of Thursday, April 9, 2015. Emphasis is on company fundamentals and financial data rather than on commentary. There has been a fair bit of reshuffling in the Electric Utilities industry since the last time I examined it six months ago … Continue reading Comparing America’s New 3 Largest #Electric #Utilities
Inside the utility industry’s 2015 playbook A recent trade group briefing outlines the sector’s push for favorable policies Electric utilities represent a $910 billion industry and are essential to the lives of hundreds of millions of Americans. But for the industry to remain healthy it will need both state and federal energy policies to evolve … Continue reading Inside the #utility industry’s 2015 playbook
Did Energy Efficiency Break Utilities’ Business Model? We have reached a tipping point in America’s power sector. An industry that has sustained itself on Americans’ growing power demands has suddenly seen demand drop. This is making it difficult for U.S. power utilities, under their current model, to turn a profit. What’s more, this is not … Continue reading Did #Energy Efficiency Break #Utilities’ Business Model?
25 in 2025 and Beyond In 1987, there were approximately 175 investor-owned utilities. Little or no consolidation had occurred since the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 broke up Samuel Insull’s empire and effectively granted federal protection to utility companies against mergers. In the wake of the now infamous hostile takeovers that defined the … Continue reading 25 in 2025 and Beyond
Utilities Struggle to Deliver Customer Service via Mobile Websites WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — While the number of utilities deploying a mobile-enabled website or app continues to increase, customers who access their utility’s website via mobile have more difficulty than those using desktop, according to the J.D. Power 2015 Utility Website Evaluation … Continue reading Utilities Struggle to Deliver Customer Service via #Mobile Websites
Utilities to challenge rule on cheaper #electricity in Supreme Court Utility companies are confident they can successfully block the Supreme Court from siding with consumers, states and environmentalists who want to protect a landmark federal rule that pays consumers for reducing their electricity use when the grid is stressed, lowering electricity costs. The demand-side management … Continue reading Utilities to challenge rule on cheaper electricity in Supreme Court