Managing the Energy and Utility Enterprise – August 2014
The ScottMadden Energy Industry Update | August 2014
Before last winter, few had heard of a polar vortex. But extreme weather events like last winter’s freeze harkened back to cold-weather events in the Southwest in 2011 and whether those lessons learned have been internalized by policymakers and the energy industry. Meanwhile, the western drought reminds us of how closely water and energy production are linked. Also, renewable energy in utility settings is growing up, or at least a maturity model can be articulated. Read more below.
- EPRI’s Integrated Grid Vision
- Gas-Power Interdependence: No Shortage of Studies, But Will the Industry Be Ready for Next Winter?
- A Maturity Model Emerges for Renewable Energy
- The Polar Vortex: Can We Avoid Trouble Next Winter?
- Water and Energy: A Persistent Concern
- Viewpoint: Climate Risks and Utilities: A Story of Confusion
- Viewpoint: Complying with Federal Sustainability Initiatives
- Viewpoint: Coal’s Twilight Gets Expensive
- Viewpoint: Light or Heat
- Viewpoint: Innovative Ratemaking – Multiyear Rate Plans
- Viewpoint: Hitting the Blend Wall – Proposed Reductions in the EPA 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard
- Viewpoint: Confirming Compliance – Do You Have Proper Oversight of Your Contractors?
- Viewpoint: Improving Productivity
- Viewpoint: Survey: Distributed Generation – What’s on the Horizon?
- Viewpoint: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Distributed Resources
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