The Energy Industry Update – Volume 19 – Issue 1

May 23, 2019

Themed “How Soon Is Now?,” this edition of the ScottMadden Energy Industry Update explores how the industry is answering the call for change. Clean technologies are advancing (e.g., battery storage, renewables, distributed energy resources, small modular reactors), and all may have a role to play, but how soon? In the meantime, the industry continues to focus on resiliency and what that means for the grid, pipelines, and the generation mix

Energy Industry Update—Don’t Stop Believin’: A Special Edition for the Utility Supply Chain Conference

January 28, 2019

As economic growth continues, and policies are increasingly driven by state and regional issues, utilities are placing bets, with large investments, on various growth strategies. They continue to face opposition and challenges from various stakeholders with disparate interests. Energy and utility companies will try to thread the needle of developing and upgrading much needed infrastructure, while satisfying those interests.

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The Energy Industry Update Webcast: Don’t Stop Believin’

November 5, 2018


To coincide with the release of the latest Energy Industry Update, ScottMadden joined forces with Energy Central to present an interactive webinar, “ScottMadden’s Energy Industry Update: Don’t Stop Believin’.” During this session, our industry experts shared their views and fielded questions related to grid modernization efforts around the nation, evolving federal policy toward wholesale energy infrastructure development, and opportunities for and possible trade-offs with increased electrification.

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The Energy Industry Update – Volume 18, Issue 2

October 22, 2018

Don’t Stop Believin’

A strong domestic economy, evolving regulations and policies, continued technology development, and ongoing interest in developing new energy resources are shaping the energy landscape. Energy and utility companies are pursuing growth and are developing and modernizing needed infrastructure while responding to stakeholders with disparate interests.

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Designing a Program that Increases Your Intelligent Automation “Velocity”

August 7, 2018

During the recent Intelligent Automation Week event, ScottMadden shared how to design a program that increases your intelligent automation “velocity.” The following presentation details key considerations as you move through the process.

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California’s Combined Cycle Costs in the Age of the Duck Curve

June 28, 2018

During the 69th Annual AREGC Conference, Quentin Watkins, manager at ScottMadden, discussed regional considerations of renewable penetration impacts on combined cycle non-fuel O&M costs. This presentation reviews California’s combined cycle costs in the age of the duck curve.

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The Energy Industry Update Webcast: Recalibration

June 1, 2018

The Energy Industry Update – Volume 18, Issue 1

May 17, 2018


We are well over a year into a new Presidential administration, changes in policy and priorities—as well as changes in personnel in agencies like the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission—continue to affect the energy industry. But changes in our business context are not limited to policies. Technology development continues, increasing interest in energy resources like solar and energy storage. How are states and the private enterprise responding?

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Chairman’s Takeaways: Shared Services & Outsourcing Week 2018

March 29, 2018

ScottMadden recently joined industry leaders at SSON’s 22nd Annual North American Shared Services & Outsourcing Week (SSOW) to provide strategies for establishing and continuing shared service success. This presentation highlights the chairman’s key takeaways to help you stay ahead of the curve.

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HR Shared Services Outsourcing – What the Top Performers Are Doing

March 2, 2018

Outsourcing select processes in HR has continued to be a tool employed by many shared services organizations. Experiencing a CAGR of 6%–7% during 2014 to 2016,[1] the HR outsourcing market has maintained an upward growth trajectory, allowing HR shared services organizations (SSOs) to continue to optimize their delivery models with this strategy.

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Blockchain: An Introduction for Executives

December 6, 2017

The world is growing more decentralized, in large part due to the transformative power of the internet.

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Effective Rate Case Management

November 28, 2017

2017 Fall Accounting Conference – Highlights

ScottMadden recently presented at the EEI Fall Accounting Conference. This presentation shares our key highlights related to:

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