Tag Archives: energy planning

An Energy Transition Planning Toolbox

"Solar installation, electrician's toolbox" by CoCreatr is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Electricity has come a long way since the first distribution systems were built in the 1870s. From lighting and heating our homes and businesses to powering the appliances, devices, and vehicles and that keep us connected and productive, electrical energy is nothing short…
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Mitigation Planning as Framework for Energy Transition Planning

“Climate change mitigation icon” is used under CC0 1.0. Conversations about climate change are increasingly driven by stories about its adverse effects in real time, from flooding and temperature swings to the near-normal occurrence of Category 5 hurricanes and beyond. It’s well understood that renewable energy will play an important role in mitigating the root…
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First Bite: How the Utility Business Model Could Eat Itself

Consolidation of the electric utilities has become a key strategy for companies like Exelon. As long-term energy profits are threatened by the high level of customer energy empowerment, teaming up makes sense. But now comes a new challenge in the form of technology-driven startup utilities like Drift. An algorithmic, big data-approach to rates and the…
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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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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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