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As heard from American tourists in a London cab: “That’s a beautiful building. What is it?” “Maybe we can stop and have tea. That’s Buckingham Palace!” Our cab driver showed proper British restraint — he must be used to the likes of us, ugly but nice Americans! Playing tourists — whether around
Smart Grid
Ricardo da Silva began his career with the New York Power Authority in the waning days of what could be described as the dark ages of the utility industry. da Silva started as project manager with NYPA in 2003, when the industry was operating very much as it had for the last 100 years. Remote,
Workforce
The U.S. Department of Energy estimated that between 2008 and 2017, $32.5 billion was invested into smart grid technologies, an average of $3.61 billion annually. M.J. Bradley & Associates estimates that the investments by the electric power industry to build smarter energy infrastructure provides
Smart Grid
60% of Americans report wanting to live in a smart city. But what does it mean to be a smart city? It is about more than implementing technology, but can include the following factors. Connectedness : Community groups, government entities, and residents can share data, news, and feedback openly and
Energy Storage
Snohomish County Public Utility District in Washington state broke ground on its $9.5 million Microgrid and Clean Energy Technology Center this week, which plans to demonstrate new energy technologies, including energy storage coupled with a solar array.
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Community
Public power utilities should heed three global trends to consider how to serve customers in the future, said Sue Kelly, president and CEO of the American Public Power Association, in June. The three trends she highlighted in kicking off the Association’s National Conference in New Orleans, La., on
Benchmarking, analysis, and automation for the utility of the future
Smart Grid
The electric utility industry is undergoing dramatic change. As new technologies emerge, public power utilities face new customer expectations and new opportunities to use technology to improve services and operations. From handling dynamic load to connecting with equipment and improving reliability
Energy Storage
In July 2017, Kelly Speakes-Backman became the first CEO of the Energy Storage Association . Before that, she was the senior vice president of policy and research at the Alliance to Save Energy and served as a commissioner at the Maryland Public Service Commission. What are your priorities as CEO of