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Solving the energy trilemma

Posts posted in April 2010

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Weathering the ‘perfect storm.’ What’s a utility to do?

You're a utility going along and doing something your system is designed to do. And you're addressing system efficiency on a 50-year old infrastructure, or else face reliability penalties. Oh, and you're addressing demand-side efficiency too--so reve ...

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All together now. The utility, consumers and community energy storage.

Providing electricity at a reasonable price is no easy task, ask any utility executive. And it has become far more difficult with the substantial differences between peak and average load in the grid. But what if electricity demand could somehow be f ...

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Solid ground in the face of uncertainty – portfolio approach to climate planning

If one thing is certain about the direction of carbon policy in the US, it's that there is a tremendous amount of uncertainty about where it's heading and when. A portfolio approach to carbon planning is providing a number of US electric utilities a ...

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Innovations in utility strategy. Perspectives from Duke Energy.

Duke Energy has been at the forefront of redefining utility strategy, management and operations to balance reliability, sustainability and performance objectives. The Chairman and CEO of the Fortune 500 power company will be sharing insight into inno ...

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Potential for 114,000 energy storage-related jobs created in US by 2020

A national energy storage policy incentive structure can spur job creation in the US. A recently issued ESA report, "Assessment of Jobs Benefits from Storage Legislation," projects approximately 114,000 incremental jobs could be created by 2020, if i ...

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Exploring the utility future: Strategic Choices – Striking Equilibrium

Want a view from the top on critical issues facing energy and utility industry and stakeholders? Industry leaders and CEOs are gathering at KEMA Utility of the Future 2010 forum in June to explore business and strategy implications of the rapidly evo ...

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Smart grid on the world stage.

Over the last year, so much of the focus on the developing Smart Grid has been related to the American Recovery and Reinstatement Act (ARRA) and the resulting funds now being administered by the Department of Energy. But it's a big world out there. T ...

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