Parting Thoughts


“I don’t think competitive generation and regulated utilities fit together very well.”

–Chuck Jones, CEO of FirstEnergy Corp., at Wolfe Research conference in New York

“If I have customers on my side, regulators will follow.”

-Tilak, Subramanian, vice president of energy efficiency for Eversource Energy, at the CLEAResult Energy Forum

“If we are to ensure a reliable supply of affordable electric energy for the world’s population in years to come, then over the next 35 years we have to integrate three times the energy consumption of China into our energy world.”

-Willi Meixner, CEO of Siemens Power and Gas Division, at the World Energy Congress (WEC) 2016 in Istanbul

“We’ve recently been through the “smart grid” phenomena, the “big data” phenomenon is currently underway with the “internet of things” looming on the horizon. It turns out all these phases are actually the same: reliance on data more than experience.”

-John Simmins, Technical Executive-Electric Power Research Institute


“While the governor and the PSC have portrayed the financial impact on ratepayers as minimal, the Clean Energy Standard is likely to add nearly $3.4 billion to New York utility bills in just the next five years.”

-report by conservative think tank Empire Center, “Green Overload: New York’s Ratepayer-Zapping Renewable Energy Mandate”

“Vulnerable subpopulations were usually just as responsive (to time-based rates) on a proportional basis as their non-vulnerable counterparts over the entire study period, though exhibiting varying degrees of persistence. “

-Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory: “Experiences of Vulnerable Residential Customer Subpopulations with Critical Peak Pricing”

“Once connected, clusters or concentrations of distributed resources can quickly complicate grid operations… To meet these challenges, utilities will expand their capabilities as distribution system operators (DSOs) that plan and manage a modernized plug-and-play grid.”

-Southern California Edison, “The Emerging Clean Energy Economy”


“Recent #energy intensity decline in government buildings exceeds commercial sector average.”


#DidYouKnow analysts are predicting that the number of #IoT devices will rise to 21 billion by 2020!”


“Energy production costs in MISO due to decreased system congestion, estimated in Michigan over $110 million per ICF data”


“The active grid is where the #smartgrid meets the #InternetOfThings.”


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