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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
Electric transmission has once again taken center stage, as the energy industry grapples with how best to meet the clean energy goals of states, cities, utilities, and private corporations. New high-voltage transmission will be critical to integrating large-scale renewable resources, balancing the... Read More
The Dragos Year in Review report is an annual analysis of Industrial Control System (ICS)/Operational Technology (OT) focused cyber threats, vulnerabilities, assessments, and incident response insights. In summary, experts share highlights from the report.  Download the full report here 
The notion that natural gas would serve as a “bridge fuel” to facilitate the transition toward a cleaner energy future from the dominance of fossil fuel consumption in power generation, industrial production, and transportation sectors first was promoted in the 1970s in the wake of the energy... Read More
Includes Case Studies and Step-by-step Framework to Build a Resiliency Program
Resiliency programs can deliver significant benefits, especially to reduce the frequency or duration of power outages. Power Delivery Intelligence Initiative (PDi2) has published a Utility Infrastructure Resiliency Playbook that focuses specifically on strategic undergrounding as an approach that... Read More
The New Construction Market Can Help Mitigate the Decline
 “After a decade of explosive growth in the residential solar photovoltaic (PV) market, in 2017 California saw its first decrease in annual residential solar installations. This paper suggests that the most probable cause of this downturn is the beginning of market saturation in the residential... Read More