PARTING THOUGHTS

TALK

“Our research also repeatedly tells us that utilities have a role to play. A utility endorsement boosts the likelihood of adoption amongst those who indicate an interest in the technology.”

– Gomathi Sadhasivan, DNV GL’s customer services lead, at Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative’ s “2017 State of the Consumer Report” webinar

“Sensible energy policies can unleash investment, accelerate job growth and create an environment for innovation to thrive. We must get our policies right so that we don’t undermine our energy security or unintentionally move our country further from achieving our environmental and economic goals.”

– Bryan Hanson, chief nuclear officer for Exelon Corp., in keynote speech at the ELECTRIC POWER Conference in Chicago

“Limited communications and shocking bills are not the way to treat customers”. We must keep customers at the center of everything we do.”

-Kimberly Greene, Southern Co.’s vice president & COO, during Oracle Industry Connect 2017 Energy & Utilities keynote address

“Utilities need to continually and accurately monitor power substations and switchyards regardless of weather conditions. Technologies are quickly advancing and this new system has the potential to greatly improve our collection and analysis of data while boosting our inspection and assessment programs.”

– Alan Ettlinger, New York Power Authority’s director of R&D, about using infrared cameras to monitor power substations and transmission switchyards

TRENDS

“A general operational data framework should be developed, where increasingly comprehensive operational data from the distribution system is provided as DER penetrations reach different thresholds. This framework should be flexible enough to accommodate local differences in policy, roles and structural arrangements across North America.”

– ISO/RTO Council: “Emerging Technologies Task Force Report”

“At the end of 2010, China had just 800 MW of solar capacity installed within its borders. By the end of 2016, Chinese officials estimate the country had installed approximately 76,500 MW.”

– Stanford University Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance: “The New Solar System”

“With today’s EV market penetration and current public direct current fast charger utilization rates, demand charges can be responsible for over 90 percent of electricity costs, which are as high as $1.96/kWh at some locations during summer months.”

– Rocky Mountain Institute: “EVgo Fleet and Tariff Analysis”

TWEETS

“When the lights go out, our heroes shine. Happy National Lineman Appreciation Day! #thankalineman”

– @DukeEnergy on National Lineman Appreciation Day ( April 18)

DOE opts for industry-led emergency transformer stockpiles: http://bit.ly/2oaXWW3 via @EENewsUpdates”

– @Edison_Electric

“NREL researchers install a peel-and-stick energy-metering system in a @WellsFargo branch – See what they learned at http://bit.ly/2ns9HuY”

– @NREL

“#ConEdison customers in #NYC have now installed more than 100 megawatts of clean, renewable #solar. http://bit.ly/2nPdG2a

– @ConEdison

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