Category: Thought leadership

Electric Industry Transformation: Pathway to the “Grid of Grids”

Associated with my serving as a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Institute of Sustainable Energy at Boston University, I was recently asked to speak at their “Utility of the Future” series. The resulting talk wasn’t recorded, but I was subsequently

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A Taxonomy for Improved Understanding of Microgrids

These days, microgrids are one of the hottest topics in the energy sector.  Capitalizing on the declining costs of many distributed energy resource (DER) options, microgrids are emerging as an increasingly viable business model for augmenting the local electricity grid

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Is Demand Response Dead?

Earlier this month, I spoke at ACI’s Next-Generation Demand Response conference in San Diego, where attendees mingled to consider future trends of demand response (DR) activity in the electricity sector. In the mid-afternoon of the first day, in the wake

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The Evolving Opportunities for Fossil Power Generation

U.S. wholesale electricity markets are in the midst of significant disruption.  One author has called it “The Breakdown of the Merchant Generation Business Model”. Due to ever-improving economics, large quantities of new natural gas and renewables capacity are being added

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Creating Shared Value: The Emerging Synthesis of Corporate Sustainability and Strategy

Major corporations find themselves at the center of conflicting demands from virtually every direction: Activist investors are clamoring more loudly than ever for increasing shareholder value, often pushing for major changes Customers are becoming increasingly demanding and sophisticated in selecting

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