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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....

New York’s Offshore Wind Potential

Later this year, America’s first offshore wind farm near Block Island, Rhode Island is expected to be operational, generating 30 megawatts of power....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...

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

Todd "Ike" Kiefer

Captain Todd “Ike” Kiefer, USN (ret.) is director of government relations and economic development for East Mississippi Electric Power Assn. and president of North Lauderdale Water Assn. His career in public utilities follows 25 years as a naval officer and aviator.  He has...

CAISO Battery Storage Trial

Coming of age or cautionary tale: PG&E's recent report on its utility-scale battery storage trial in CAISO....More

J. David Lankutis

J. David Lankutis, P.E, has 43 years of diverse experience in the electric utility industry.  He has worked as an employee of and consultant to investor-owned, cooperative and municipal utilities in the United States and overseas.  He is currently a Senior Project Manager for POWER...

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...

Climate Change Hysteria: Utilities Will Benefit

Utilities are getting regulatory approval to make major system upgrades. This is the kick-in-the-pants we’ve needed in order to get off the dime and update aging infrastructure....More

Ahmed Mousa

Ahmed Mousa, M.S.E.E., has over 12 years of experience in transmission, sub-transmission, substations and distribution systems with industry leaders such as Consolidated Edison, PSE&G, PEPCO, and First Energy. He is a subject matter expert in transmission/sub-...

Substations, Bananas & Hot Dogs

In New York City, there aren’t that many gas stations, but there are many fruit stands and food carts (you may know that by their street name: halal cart)....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...

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