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ELP Volume 93 Issue 5
Energy companies are a nearly irresistible target for hackers and data thieves.
The Alamo Heights Independent School District (AHISD) serves the Texas communities of Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, Olmos Park, and a portion of north San Antonio.
Until recently, demand response was mostly considered a stopgap measure to be used during a peak load event.
The recent proliferation of utility-scale renewable energy projects, driven by legislative mandates, has created a need to transfer large amounts of electricity from distant rural areas, often in the middle of the continent, to urban load centers generally on the coasts.
More than many other industries, utility companies exemplify environmental stewardship.
In Texas, where there is a competitive retail electricity market, 85 percent of consumers can choose their service provider from a group of more than 50 companies.
A service outage hits. A high bill is delivered. Customers flood the call center with a deluge of questions and complaints. Costs rise, customers are unhappy.
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