Workforce development is more important than ever as baby boomers retire. One of the best ways to draw recent graduates to the public power industry is to build connections with universities and vocational schools in your community.
The Alliance to Save Energy's board of directors has named Gil Quiniones, CEO of the New York Power Authority, as the group's new chairman.
The Illinois Commerce Commission has signed off on a proposal submitted by Commonwealth Edison, a subsidiary of investor-owned utility Exelon Corporation, that will allow companies and researchers access to anonymous energy usage data in order to enable the development of new products and services.
Even before smart meters, the utility industry was swimming in data about its customers. Now that data is flowing in much faster — every three seconds for some utilities, depending on their technology and software.
New York Power Authority President and CEO Gil Quiniones on May 15 detailed aggressive steps that NYPA is taking to digitize its operations, noting that the Authority has "made the decision that we are going to be the first digital utility in the United States, maybe in the world, and we are well on our way."
Knowledge about smart meters and the smart grid has risen among U.S. consumers, according to the results of a recently released survey.