White Papers

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
Increasing Utility Load Growth and Revenue While Decreasing Air Pollution
This ICF International white paper examines an approach to evaluating the feasibility and economics of non-road electrotechnology programs. This approach promotes the displacement of fossil-fueled customer equipment with electric-powered equipment, helps electric utilities increase net margin,... Read More
Does Anyone Know How Much Is Being Lost?
This ICF International white paper examines the methodology differentiate between various components of lost and unaccounted for (LAUF) gas and the ways it will prepare state and local distribution companies to better manage emissions and prepare for possible U.S. federal regulation requirements. ... Read More
Data analysis reveals three dynamics that are reshaping the energy industry
In ‘Beyond Integration: Three dynamics reshaping renewables and the grid,’ a recent global industry research initiative, DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts, gathered views from over 1,600 energy sector participants across more than 70 countries. The study addressed... Read More
U.S. Advanced Energy Market Is Bigger than the Airline Industry, Equal to Pharmaceuticals by Revenue 2011-2014 and Key Trends in Advanced Energy Growth
This is the third annual report of market size, by revenue, of the advanced energy industry, worldwide and in the United States. Prepared for AEE by Navigant Research, Advanced Energy Now 2015 Market Report is the most comprehensive assessment of advanced energy markets ever compiled.With nearly $... Read More
The utility industry is under pressure to improve substation automation cyber security. Manufacturers of substation products use proprietary or product-specific methodologies for managing device security.As a result, standardization and ease of management of these devices is lacking. Download this... Read More