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Utility of the Future: Paradigm Shift to Meet a More Distributed, Customer-Focused Energy System in the 21st Century

Multi-Directional, Multi-Application, Smart Energy SystemImage courtesy of Trilliant. Utilities and energy providers around the world will face unprecedented challenges and changes in the 21st century, and successfully addressing these will...

Posted July 17, 2014    

Articulating Smart Grid Benefits to End-Consumers

Many years ago, I used to work for one of the largest Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs) in the country. The employees understood that our main job was to keep the lights on, safely and affordably. There was also an understanding that most end-...

Posted February 7, 2013    

The 21st Century Energy Transformation will be an Evolution, not a Revolution

Image courtesy of In any given month these days, you could find a smart energy conference to go to, and you wouldn’t have to look that hard. There is no shortage of discussion on the smart energy revolution, whether it’s at a...

Posted May 9, 2012    

Smart Grid: From Vision to Benefits

Editor's Note: We are happy to feature this interview with Sonita Lontoh and Christine Hertzog, two of our favourite regular TEC contributors who also happen to be two of the worlds best thinkers on the Smart Grid future. Enjoy!What is the smart...

Posted April 16, 2012    

Cleantech is Seeking Creative Entrepreneurs

Save for the era of Thomas Edison, it has never been a better time to be an energy entrepreneur, especially in the United States. A new generation of forward-thinking entrepreneurs are making leaps and bounds as global regions update their energy...

Posted March 27, 2012