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215 Million And Rising: Surge In LED Installs Is A Growing Threat To Utility Industry

August 27, 2015 by Dennis Wamsted

LED Installs and Utilites

The cumulative number of light emitting diodes (LEDs) installed across the United States has soared during the past two years—topping 215 million at the end of 2014. That’s good for the environment and consumers, but not for growth-starved electric utilities.[read more]

Sure the Utility Business Model is Changing, but Not So Fast

July 24, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Changing Utility Business Models

The changing utility business model has been a major theme in the news and industry circles this year, with many bemoaning that fact that as distributed generation and energy efficiency proliferate, utilities sell less of their product. The trend has even been dramatically called the “utility death spiral.” Scary.[read more]

What's the Existential Threat to Utilities? Here's a Hint: It’s Not the EPA's Clean Power Plan

June 10, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

What are the impacts to utilities of the proposed EPA rules? Coal fired power plants, once responsible for 39% of electricity generation in the US, will drop to 30% by 2030, according to the EPA’s projections. However, coal plants have become a riskier investment for utilities for a number of other reasons.[read more]

5 Issues That Keep Utility Execs Up at Night

March 17, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

Utility Issues

Two recent surveys of power and utility executives reinforce previous research showing that the industry knows that a transformation is coming. But dig a little deeper into the findings, and there is a disparity of opinion in what that change looks like and what is driving it.[read more]

How Smart Grid Technology Can Build a Better Utility Industry Future: Part 1

January 20, 2014 by Casey Novak

Smart Grids and Better Utilities

The utility industry is changing fast -- but where is it going? Each year analysts at IDC offer their predictions for utility industry trends for the coming year and up to five years hence. Here are their first five predictions, and how they related to smart grids and smart grid technology.[read more]