Most Recent Blog Posts

Apr 29, 2014

Life as an Energy Control Center Operator (ECCO)3

What is the relationship between an Energy Control Center Operator (ECCO) and the Godfather? What do ECCOs and how we can't live without them?....More
Apr 28, 2014

Getting it Right on Energy Price Incentives

For a prosperous and growing economy, New York needs abundant and competitively priced electricity....More
final session
Apr 27, 2014

Top 10 Reasons Why The Electric Utility Industry is Gearing Up Like Never Before9

The IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) conference in Chicago was a blast from the future and not the past! A decade or so ago these meetings were....More
Apr 14, 2014

Utilities Face Massive Brain Drain2

The utility industry is losing legacy brain power at a rapid rate and it’s not yet in the position to compete with other “more exciting” and higher....More
Apr 07, 2014

A Refresher on Power Transfer Formulas3

How real and reactive power travel from the generator to your home....More
Mar 22, 2014

The Quest for Eternal Energy Resources (Energy 2.0)

The quest for eternal energy sources occupies many people, governments and countries. There has been an interest lately in renewable energy,....More
Mar 19, 2014

NRG Energy's Rooftop Solar for Retail Customers: A Trend That Could Grow?

A major utility potentially creating off-the-grid resources for customers and making money while doing it?....More
new transmission technology
Mar 09, 2014

Renovating Aging Electric Utility Grid Infrastructure with New Technology

Fixing up our infrastructure provides a great opportunity to use ‘new’ technologies that have been developed over the last several decades....More
New York city
Mar 09, 2014

Constructing the NYS Energy Plan

It is a deep-seated affection for my community along with my professional interests that have kept me active on the issues of energy and....More
demand response
Feb 07, 2014

Smart Grid and Demand Response: Finally Getting Some Bang for the Buck?3

A growing coalition is going to have a huge impact as the utility industry gets its act together to lobby for specific demand response/smart grid....More
Feb 07, 2014

NY Region Needs New Generating Plants, Too

To address the Hudson Valley’s formidable near- and longer-term electricity challenges, it is not enough to simply bank on new and improved....More
transmission lines
Feb 07, 2014

Will New Capacity Zones in NY Help Transmission Needs?

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the New York Independent System Operator, the nonprofit operator of the state’s transmission grid....More
PG&E substation
Feb 07, 2014

Utility Terrorism: Nothing New6

It finally leaked, and it’s all over the news now....More
Dec 15, 2013

Duke Energy Wind Farm Bird-Kill: Gort Meets Bambi?5

Wind farm bird kills are nothing new. But until now no one's pushed prosecution because birds and wind turbines are both protected by environmental....More
carbon taxes
Dec 08, 2013

Accepting a Carbon Tax?2

Regardless of politics or stand on global warming, many businesses are including a coming carbon tax into their long term planning....More
Blog Archive

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×