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ELP Volume 92 Issue 1

Look Closely When Comparing ‘Fixed-price’ Products

In recent years in the deregulated electricity markets, growing numbers of electricity suppliers are selling "fixed-price" products to commercial customers ...

Achieving IT-OT Integration

Historically in the energy industry, information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) have occupied separate realms, often for good reasons.

Turning Customers Into Energy Resources

In 2012, 108 million people in the U.S. spent $20 billion on weight loss, according to ABC News. If motivated people can't modify their behavior enough to lose weight, do energy providers stand a chance with demand response (DR)?

New Challenges, New Solutions for the New Year

Mother Nature apparently missed the happy new year message across North America this year. Snow, ice, flooding and polar winds challenged utilities across the continent ...

Mobility for Better, Quicker Emergency Response for Utilities

As severe storms and extreme weather occur with more frequency, most of the public expects utilities either will withstand the threats or quickly restore service after a disturbance.

Smart Grid Interoperability Panel and Cybersecurity

A session at the inaugural Smart Grid Interoperability Panel meeting in 2013 included a presentation from several electricity subsector representatives regarding President Obama's Executive Order ...

Natural Gas Heats up Generation Discussions Again

It's been said many times but warrants repeating: Shale gas has been a game changer for the U.S. energy industry.

Renewable Energy’s Impact on Co-ops

Some people make lemonade when handed lemons. In Wisconsin, they make electricity from cow poop.

Electric Light & Power Utility CEOs of the Year 2013

The editors at Electric Light & Power magazine in the fall asked readers to nominate CEOs of North American electric utilities in two categories.

Why Google Bought Nest for $3.2 Billion

Google has paid $3.2 billion for Nest Labs, the innovative creator of the self-learning thermostat and smoke detector. The power sector is aghast and bedazzled