Tag Archives: renewables

Strategy vs. Planning

When preparing to accomplish a goal, our first reaction is often to plan. It is instilled in us from a young age. Winston Churchill said, “Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.” Is that strategic planning? And where does strategy fit in, anyway? A strategy is how you position around an opportunity, and…
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Wanted: Energy Leadership

From the other side of the world in New Zealand, electricity stakeholders are struggling with the same questions as in the US. How do distribution companies maintain revenue, while PV and battery system installations are growing at incredible rates? PV and other distributed resources allow for the redirection of energy revenues into assets with a…
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Coal and Cold Turkey

The debate over coal vs. renewables has become very public. It highlights the tough decisions our country is trying to make. Clearly both play a significant role and dropping either cold turkey isn't an option. A plan to settle the debate must start by considering the consumers (where value is derived) and then prioritizing across the…
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America’s Misplaced Optimism

Often when we discuss the US transition to renewable energy we think the finish line is in sight. It’s not. The problem is scale. Thinking about things in terms of millions is a real challenge. If our transition is to be successful, we must increase communication between consumers, providers and regulators. The question ProtoGen seeks to…
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