ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, recently contributed an article to the Natural Gas & Electricity Magazine’s April 2015 issue. Originally featured in an ACORE member-authored publication, the article, “Renewable Energy Will Force Change in Utilities,” explores key issues and provides recommendations related to evolving utility business models through the integration of renewable energy.
While utility-scale renewable strategies can be similar to traditional utility-scale generation, the utility business model may face significant changes from customer-sited distributed resources, especially distributed solar photovoltaics. The analysis provides an overview of current utilities’ responses and a course of action for the future.
The article notes that despite some rhetoric to the contrary, utilities will continue to exist and play a vital role in providing valuable services to customers. Therefore, utilities must have room to become valuable partners to ensure that distributed generation becomes a long-term, positive enhancement of the electric grid.
“ScottMadden has seen strong interest in understanding the impact and opportunities associated with distributed resources. This is a timely examination of the critical issues facing the industry,” says Chris Vlahoplus, partner and clean tech & sustainability practice leader at ScottMadden.
For more information about our approach for renewable energy, key issues in the marketplace, or recommendations for moving forward, please contact us.
About ScottMadden’s Clean Tech & Sustainability Practice
Leveraging our energy expertise, the ScottMadden Clean Tech & Sustainability practice helps our clients effectively navigate through the quickly changing energy landscape. We specialize in assisting our clients with sustainable energy strategies and making smart portfolio choices. We work with our clients to understand and effectively utilize cleaner, renewable sources of energy, such as nuclear, wind, solar, biomass, and biofuels. Our experienced team of energy practitioners understands the roles of energy efficiency, demand response, and storage as part of an integrated strategy. We also assist clients with sustainability, bringing an understanding of energy-unique concerns.
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About Natural Gas & Electricity Magazine
Natural Gas & Electricity Magazine brings insightful reporting on the industry’s hottest topics, including internationalization, environmental concerns, price forecasts, financial techniques, and more. Its readership includes executives in all segments of natural gas and electricity, attorneys and economists that provide them services, the financial sector, regulators, and all other parties who sell to or buy from the electric or natural gas industries.
ACORE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. ACORE provides a common educational platform for a wide range of interests in the renewable energy community, focusing on technology, finance, policy and market development. They convene thought leadership forums and create energy industry partnerships to communicate the economic, security and environmental benefits of renewable energy.