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John Baker

John Baker is a proven utility executive, strategist, engineer, and management consultant.  He is currently president of Inception Energy Strategies, an independent energy strategy consultancy.  He has particular expertise in, strategic business models, clean energy...

Merwin Brown, PhD

Dr. Merwin Brown, Electric Grid Research Program Co-Director for the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE), manages a team helping to develop and commercialize technologies for the modern electric grid for California’s aggressive energy-policy goals. The...

Matthew C. Cordaro, PhD

Dr. Matthew C. Cordaro, whose career spans many years as a senior executive in the utility industry, an educator, scientist and researcher in the fields of business, energy and environment, most recently was the Dean of the Townsend School of Business at Dowling College....

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 sustainability – a key ingredient in safeguarding the fine quality of life we all enjoy....More

Dale A. Douglass, PhD

Dr. Dale A. Douglass is a Principal Engineer with Power Delivery Consultants (PDC), Inc. and lives in Niskayuna, New York, USA.  He has over 40 years of experience in transmission power delivery, having worked with Power Technologies, Inc., Kaiser Aluminum, and Bell...

Lee Harrison

Lee Harrison has been writing about the environmental, technical, and business aspects of the power industry since 1978, when he worked as an editor at McGraw-Hill’s Electrical Week newsletter.  Since then he has been an editor for Business Week, a...

Dec 08, 2013

Accepting a Carbon Tax?

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

Paul Mauldin

Paul earned his B.S. and an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of California-Berkeley and is a registered professional engineer. He has worked in the energy industry for more than 25 years, developing and implementing advanced energy technologies. As research director for...

Apr 14, 2014

Utilities Face Massive Brain Drain

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 paying industries to attract the best and brightest....More

Ahmed Mousa

Ahmed Mousa is a well established control center operator, manager, senior electrical engineer and trainer.

He is currently a district operator at the Consolidated Edison’s energy control center, where he is responsible for the generation, transmission, sub-transmission and...

Real & Reactive Power Transfer Formulas & Basics

This short paper will explain how real and reactive power travel from the generator to your home You will learn about key formulas that are the building blocks for the the transfer of electricity that is currently occurring while you read this article now....More

Charles W. Newton

Charles W. Newton, President, Newton-Evans Research Company.

A graduate of Fordham University (BA, Economics) and Loyola University of Maryland (MBA, Marketing), Chuck has been a 40 year career-long researcher of information technology products, markets and...

Mike Parr

Education: Degree in Power and Control Engineering – Liverpool John Mores University
MBA - Boston University

Systems Engineer UK DNO: Merseyside & North Wales Electricity Board O&M and new build. Senior...

Edward Thomas

Edward Thomas has 47 years of experience in the design, operation and analysis of electric distribution systems, including over 30 years of consulting to clients throughout the United States. He has worked in and with investor-owned and cooperative utilities as well as with...

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