White Papers

What is the state and future of the electric utility industry? That’s a broad topic, much discussed and debated. This special report takes a unique approach to getting a handle on our present and where we’re heading.
Editor-in-Chief Steve Mitnick conducted a roundtable interview with Navigant’s leading industry experts focusing on topics like renewables, distributed energy resources (DER), and how the Energy Cloud is transforming the industry and becoming a priority for C-level utility executives. Jan Vrins, ... Read More
The value of the electric grid has never been greater, but the challenges of realizing that value have never been stronger. In the near future, new technologies, distributed energy resources (DER) and the “grid of things” will demand an even more robust, reliable and resilient electric grid. Click... Read More
The gas pipeline industry is on the precipice of one of the largest capital and system-improvement expansions in the history of the industry. The “perfect storm” of market drivers has coalesced to require new and innovative methods to deliver concurrent major initiatives.Click here to download this... Read More
Integrating Distributed Energy Resources with the Power Grid
Early in the 20th century, George Westinghouse and Thomas Edison debated and competed on the merits and benefits of AC versus DC. Later, Samuel Insull and Franklin D. Roosevelt sparred over regulatory structure. Today, technology and emerging regulatory policy are allowing the possibility of an “... Read More
As the North American electric and gas industries continue to strive for systemwide improvement, the concept of conducting life cycle cost evaluations is gaining momentum — and so is a new term to describe it. Technologies that embrace a total expenditure, or totex, approach can enhance overall... Read More
How the electric utility industry is coping with the rise of Distributed Energy Resources
 The rise of distributed energy resources (DERs) is an exciting and interesting opportunity for customers, and a challenge and opportunity for the utilities and the organizations that regulate them. In this white paper, West Monroe Partners takes a comprehensive look at the present and future state... Read More
At the Public Utilities Fortnightly event, Stuart Pearman, partner and energy practice leader at ScottMadden, presented his views on the economic consequences of new models.Traditionally, utilities have been known for their security as an investment, their regular dividend payments, and their long-... Read More
Customer engagement at utilities is undergoing radical change. It’s a change being driven by heightened customer expectations, multichannel communications technology, and sophisticated platforms that foster mobile and web-based self-service options. In the utility call center, it all points to “... Read More