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ELP Volume 90 Issue 4

Greening the Utility Bill-to-Cash Cycle, Part 2: Returned Mail

 Greening efforts are growing in popularity. Utilities have tapped into the greening the bill-to-cash process by aggressively promoting electronic billing and payment.

Business Leaders Call Energiewende Threat to Germany’s Energy Future

In this political correctness and aversion to controversy, business leaders rarely publically express their frustration about political decisions.

Integrating Energy Markets– How Substitutes, Complements are Evolving

Although representing some of the most volatile commodities traded, energy markets have maintained fairly consistent relationships ...

COO Rountable: The Future of Utilities

Technology is changing the utility industry, and debates swarm over ways to meet regulators’ demands and customers’ and shareholders’ expectations.

It’s Time to Stop a Dividend Tax Hike

The electric utility industry, known for its history of paying a strong dividend, is working alongside associations, organizations ...

The $1 Billion Prize to Build a Better Battery

The U.S. government and the X-Prize Foundation should offer a $1 billion prize to the first person who develops an energy storage unit ...

Hollywood is Calling

First let me set the record straight. I have zero aspirations to be in front of or behind the camera, and I guarantee directors ...

Will the FCC Impose Fees on Smart Grid Connections?

Smart grid connections are proliferating, with some 36 million smart meters deployed in the U.S., according to a May study.

The Operational Impact of Demand Response in NY

Friday, July 22, 2011, was the fifth day of a record-breaking heat wave in New York. Temperatures had been climbing steadily since that Monday.

Summertime and the Livin’ is Anything but Easy

When I was a child, I loved summer. I spent hours outside, and I don’t remember being too hot or being told to drink a lot of water and stay in the shade.