Four Keys to a Successful Grid Modernization Program
Transformative shifts in customer expectations, advances in technology, and changes to the generation mix are driving utilities to reassess how they plan and operate their grids and whether they have the appropriate set of tools and technologies to do so. Complicating matters, state lawmakers, governors, and regulators are layering policy objectives on top of these trends, often with mandates for the procurement or integration of clean or distributed energy resources (DER). Spurred by this combination of drivers, often labeled “grid modernization,” utilities are wrestling with key questions, such as:
If You Build It… Kaiser Permanente’s Latest Approach to Talent Acquisition
In February, Kaiser Permanente doubled down on its prior commitment to open a new medical school in Pasadena, CA in 2020 by announcing that it would provide free tuition to its first five classes. Kaiser Permanente said the school will focus on teaching population health and the health system’s model of integrated and coordinated care.
The Evolving Role of Human Resources
In this information age, we are constantly reminded of disruption, the rate of exponential change, the future of work, customer experience, digital transformation…and the list goes on. However, these discussions often fail to recognize that human resources (HR) can and should play a central role in navigating the uncertainty and ambiguity that lies ahead. As organizations adapt to the shifting landscape, HR can play a critical role in four key areas:
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Assess and Develop Your HR Talent to Become a True Business Partner
Your executives are expecting HR to play a broader, more strategic role than in the past. Even if you have changed your model to meet these demands, it is important that you also align employees with their new roles and position them for success in the shared services organization. Skills and competencies are a common gap and a key driver of success.
Remodeling the Model: Top Five Ways to Repair, Renovate, or Rebuild Your HR Services
Many businesses have transformed their HR services through strong leadership, technical innovation, and support from outside partners. ScottMadden has partnered with countless organizations, providing solutions and tools to help rebuild their service models and inspire growth across the entire business.
From Firefighter to Leader: Implementing a New and More Effective HR Service Model
One of the best ways for HR organizations to create business impact is through a strong, efficient HR delivery model. Tremendous innovation in HR services has created opportunity to transform employee experiences and add greater value to the business. Yet, too many HR leaders are working within an outdated framework that seems to be collapsing under its own weight.
Decoupling Impact and Public Utility Conservation Investment
Public utilities and regulators are implementing various forms of regulatory mechanisms that decouple revenues from commodity sales to remove a disincentive or create an incentive for utilities to invest in and encourage consumers to conserve electricity, natural gas and water. A major question is whether such regulatory mechanisms affect investor-perceived risk, the cost of common equity and the utility rates of such commodities. This is an important question as regulators
Shaping a Path Toward High-Renewable Penetration: A Comparison of Utility-Scale and Distributed Renewables
Over the last decade, the proliferation of renewable generation has changed how owners and operators manage the economic and operational aspects of the grid from planning through the delivery of energy. While there are some common benefits and challenges to integrating renewables, not all renewables are created equal. Going forward, utility strategies will need to consider the important differences between utility-scale and distributed renewables and how best to integrate and effectively manage these resources to maximize benefit to customers and the grid. Should states with low-renewable penetration today try to shape their path? And if so, what tools or strategies can they use to arrive at the best outcomes?