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ELP Volume 92 Issue 5

The Mantras of a Consumer-centric Energy Service Provider

In an article that appeared in the June 2014 issue of Electric Light & Power, I talked about the need to move to an energy as a service model.

How to Tackle the Challenges of Distributed Generation on the Grid

As distributed renewable energy generation-particularly customer-owned rooftop solar photovoltaics (PV)-continues to proliferate, the challenges it presents to the utility distribution network also are mounting.

The Joy of Planning

Planning: the agreed driver of successful businesses and projects; a key skill whether in an individual or the team; precious because it's often hard to find-or squandered because it's not nourished within the organization or project.

Pulse Survey: US Utilities Preparing for Increasingly Distributed Grid

What's the top issue on the minds of U.S. utility executives?

The Virtual Power Plant in 2014 -Path to a New Business Model

Virtual power plant (VPP) is a phrase historically applied to demand response-based portfolios.

Businesses, Now is the Time to Reconsider Solar

It is important not to overlook one of the simplest ways a company can affect its bottom line positively: managing energy costs.

Time for Joined-up Thinking on Renewables, Natural Gas

If the latest market outlook projections from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) are anything to go by, renewables are here for the long run and will turn the screws on energy budgets for the foreseeable future.

Transmission Construction in Wetlands and Environmental Compliance

Environmental compliance is crucial when constructing transmission lines.

Envision Charlotte’s Path to a Smart City

For the first time, more than half of the world's population lives in towns and cities, demonstrating a trend of ever-expanding urban centers.

Cost-effective Way to Meet RPS? Transmission Build-Out

Aggressive renewable portfolio standards (RPS) necessitate additional development of renewable generation sources.