Tag Archives: decentralized energy

Mitigation Planning as Framework for Energy Transition Planning

“Climate change mitigation icon” is used under CC0 1.0. Conversations about climate change are increasingly driven by stories about its adverse effects in real time, from flooding and temperature swings to the near-normal occurrence of Category 5 hurricanes and beyond. It’s well understood that renewable energy will play an important role in mitigating the root…
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Volatility Ahead for PA Energy

As part of our preparation for this week's annual Pennsylvania Municipal Electrical Association (PMEA) conference, we took a look at some key factors that are set to create volatility for energy markets in the Commonwealth. These range from the planned decommissioning of coal and nuclear plants to the rise of natural gas (and the US'…
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Warring States Period

The US electric grid modernization and transition to distributed generation resembles the Chinese Warring States Period of the 5th to 3rd centuries BC. Much like those great generals, the power brokers of today are using stratagems (i.e. a plan or scheme, especially one used to outwit an opponent or achieve an end). “Microgrids” have emerged…
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First Bite: How the Utility Business Model Could Eat Itself

Consolidation of the electric utilities has become a key strategy for companies like Exelon. As long-term energy profits are threatened by the high level of customer energy empowerment, teaming up makes sense. But now comes a new challenge in the form of technology-driven startup utilities like Drift. An algorithmic, big data-approach to rates and the…
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Blockchain Reaction

The combination of software and hardware in the energy sector is presenting some exciting developments. Have you been following Blockchain? If not, it's time to. Commercial deployment of this accounting tool, coupled with distributed generation and load aggregation, is going to create tremendous growth opportunities. If you’re not sure what lies ahead it’s time to…
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