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Breakthrough for Grid Modernization
Managing the complexity of today's power grid within the distributed energy system poses significant challenges.  With the rapid expansion of intermittent renewables, the rise of prosumers and Distributed Energy Resources, growing electrification, and escalating power demand, utilities are finding... Read More
A framework for and case studies of modern gas utility planning processes
The energy sector is in the midst of a profound transition as it shifts away from fossil fuels to renewable energy and a decarbonized economy. As such, natural gas utilities are at risk of stagnating customer growth and declining demand per customer due to competition from cost-effective... Read More
Quantum Edge device: the smartphone for the Distribution Grid
According to the International Energy Agency’s latest World Energy Outlook report, global electricity demand is set to increase rapidly in all scenarios as a result of population and income growth and the electrification of increasing numbers of end-uses.  By 2050, demand for electricity will rise... Read More
A guide to what utilities need to know
The utilities sector is experiencing major flux as it undergoes digital transformation. Utilities are investing in new technologies to modernize the grid and improve the existing grid’s security, reliability, and resiliency. As a result, utilities increasingly require access to a wireless network... Read More
Modernizing electric grid services with private LTE
 Learn how the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) partnered to design a model private LTE network built on Ericsson radio technology to support a next-generation smart grid for its members and validated its viability in a trial with West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corp.,... Read More
Inflation, Real GDP, Stock Market Volatility and Term Spread
Shakespeare wrote, “Whereof what’s past is prologue; what to come, in yours and my discharge.”Indeed, the past does not determine the future, not even for stock returns and the market risk premium. The Securities Exchange Commission requires mutual fund prospectuses to include the caveat that a... Read More
The Role of Undergrounding in Electricity System Resilience
Read our new Public Utilities Fortnightly Special Report: "The Role of Undergrounding in Electricity System Resilience." Principal Investigators Paul Kjellander and Steve Mitnick interviewed leaders and experts at Alliant Energy, Avista, Black Hills Energy, Dominion Energy, Eversource Energy,... Read More
A How-to Guide for Regulators
In response to a groundswell of public opinion, state policymakers and utilities throughout the country are embracing electric vehicle (EV) technology as a way to mitigate climate change and reduce air pollution. The challenges of doing so are not purely financial or technological. EV technology... Read More