Top 5 disruptions that utility execs are probably worrying about right now DistribuTECH 2019 showcases all the latest innovations and disruptions taking place in the electric utility industry. If you are one of the almost halfmillion people who work in the utility industry, no doubt you know that the industry is changing, and fast. This … Continue reading Top 5 disruptions that utility execs are probably worrying about right now
2019: Diversify or disappear for energy, utilities and resources? In 2019 energy and utility companies face the challenges of an industry rapidly diversifying, decentralising and digitising. PREDICTION #1: BY 2040, 66% OF THE GLOBAL ENERGY MARKET WILL BE IN RENEWABLES, DRIVING AN URGENT RACE TO DIVERSIFY IN 2019 GLOBAL GREEN HOTSPOTS India and China: By … Continue reading 2019: Diversify or disappear for energy, utilities and resources?
Utilities look to Netflix audience clustering model for customer engagement As efforts to engage customers grow, utilities are looking to data analytics, online portals and personalized messaging to better understand diverse customer preferences. Efforts to make customer engagement more effective are expanding. That engagement is a crucial response to the customer demand driving the power … Continue reading Utilities look to #Netflix audience clustering model for customer engagement
Why utilities are making a necessary foray into renewables In 1988, as a young developer at what is now First Solar, I contacted dozens of utilities, trying to persuade them to install a small test facility — 500 kilowatts — of solar energy. Not a single U.S. utility expressed interest. Now, that amount of solar … Continue reading Why utilities are making a necessary foray into renewables
Utility O&M: models for private sector participation The utility business environment has been evolving over recent years, and utilities have had to look at alternative ways of managing their business. Operations and maintenance (O&M) forms a core business area for power utilities and has started getting a lot of attention due to its strategic impact … Continue reading Utility O&M: models for private sector participation
Does your utility have a survival strategy? Historically, regulated industries have been slow to embrace disruptive technologies relative to their peers. For decades, their monopoly status removed competitive pressures to innovate and retain their customer base. But my, how times have changed. With non-traditional providers and solutions emerging every day, the traditional utility as we … Continue reading Does your utility have a survival strategy?
Will Utilities Roar Again in the ‘20s? Customer engagement insights from the era when the electric utility industry was considered “high tech” apply now more than ever before In just 16 months, a full century will stand between us and the start of the decade known as “The Roaring Twenties.” There is a youthful enthusiasm … Continue reading Will Utilities Roar Again in the ‘20s?
Utilities Prepare for Increased Cyberattacks on the Electric Grid More electric utilities and energy companies are turning to cybersecurity vendors for protection against attempted attacks, a growing threat highlighted by the recent disclosure of Russian hacking into their communications networks last year. The U.S. utility sector faces millions of attempted cyber intrusions a day. Duke … Continue reading Utilities Prepare for Increased Cyberattacks on the Electric Grid
An offer utilities can’t refuse: The low cost of utility-scale solar New numbers show the “beautiful friendship” between utilities and solar is growing and bringing the U.S. power system’s transition to higher renewables penetrations along. “Utilities of all kinds and in many places are accelerating from zero to 100 on solar in response to record-low … Continue reading An offer utilities can’t refuse: The low cost of utility-scale solar
California Wildfires Set Off Political Fight Over Who Should Pay For Damage As 17 fires burn across the state, California’s legislature is grappling with what it should do to help residents cope with blazes. The most controversial question facing the state is a decision over who should pay when power lines touch off destructive blazes. … Continue reading #California #Wildfires Set Off Political Fight Over Who Should Pay For Damage