Home Tags ELP Volume 93 Issue 4

ELP Volume 93 Issue 4

The Connected Home and Consumer Engagement: Next Up, Energy

Much has been said, written and thought about how to better engage energy consumers.

Intelligent Communications for a Dynamic Smart Grid

The emergence of smart grid has created a dynamic electric power environment that is allowing utilities to meet profitability numbers and ensure their customers have reliable power.

Keeping the Lights on: How Kinetic Mesh Supports Smart Distribution

The U.S. electrical grid loses power 285 percent more often than it did in 1984, according to federal data released by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) in 2013.

How SMUD Enhances System Flexibility and Efficiency in a Changing Energy Landscape

As a community-owned electric utility, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is focused on making smart investments in its distribution system to ensure safe, reliable and affordable electricity for its customers.

When the Stakes Are High, Education Is Vital

CS Week Executive Summit 2015 convened Monday morning, April 27, in Charlotte with a robust two-day agenda and an imperative to maximize attendees' time together. Ideas flowed and expanded into vigorous conversations.

Implementing Document Systems for Utility Customer Communications

Utilities have ongoing challenges. In addition to dealing with issues around deregulation and increasing environmental concerns, electric utilities have a growing need to cultivate more positive relationships with commercial and consumer customers.

What Utilities Need to Know to Gain Competitive Advantage From the Cloud

Companies are deploying cloud computing to increase efficiencies and manage costs.

Addressing the Duck Curve With Integrated Energy Storage

A quick Internet search reveals numerous articles that outline challenges posed by accelerated uptake of distributed renewables, in particular changing utility load curves and the much-maligned "duck curve."

Carving Out a Role in California’s Smarter Electric Grid

Renewable energy supplies a growing and intermittent share of electricity to U.S. power grids, especially in California where energy storage is gaining traction in smart grid planning.

We Energies: Powering Peregrine Recovery

As an environmental consultant at We Energies, I'm usually working with our project teams to minimize our company's impacts to natural resources and obtain environmental permits for utility projects. But this is no typical day.