• Microgrids Introduce Issues for Utilities
    Insight Article | Apr 17, 2014 | Ralph Masiello
    Microgrids are gaining traction among large utility customers, and this is an exciting and fundamental advancement in the evolution toward smart grids. Companies have begun deploying microgrids to improve energy security, reduce energy costs and lower emissions and thanks to technology advancements, their deployments can be practical and economical.
  • Peak Coal
    Insight Article | Apr 15, 2014 | Ronald R. Cooke
    Comments about coal are usually not complimentary. Despite our dependence on it as a source of heat for electric power generation, environmentalists wish it would go away. On the other hand, advocates like to claim we have more than 110 years of coal left - "at present rates of consumption". Both sides are overlooking crucial points. Let's see if we can clarify the future use of coal as a fossil fuel resource.
  • Duke Energy's View of Generation and Transmission
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    View from the Top | Apr 13, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    Duke Energy is committed to maintaining a diverse portfolio of generation assets and adequate transmission as it prepares for the futures. Lynn Good, the company’s president and chief executive officer, discussed these nuts and bolts issues recently with EnergyBiz.
  • Best Practices in Demand Response
    Insight Article | Apr 10, 2014 | James Moore, Ph.D.
    One of the most effective and widely available ways to reduce electricity costs and consumption is participation in demand response programs; however, a large gap exists between interest levels and actual participation in such programs.
  • Insight Article | Apr 10, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis
    Patti Mason, director of advocacy for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Colorado, writes that "energy costs—unlike salaries—are actually one of the few expenses that can be decreased without having to negatively affect classroom instruction." Here's how Colorado is leading the way.
  • A conversation with Henry S. Kenchington, Department of Energy
    Henry S. Kenchington, Department of Energy
    Insight Article | Apr 08, 2014 | Staff Writer
    How do you see grid modernization developing in the U.S. through 2020? What should utilities be doing right now to modernize for the future? Henry S. Kenchington, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Advanced Grid Integration in the Office of Electricity Deliverability & Energy Reliability at the Department of Energy responds.

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