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This Week In Utilities: September 29, 2017

September 29, 2017

Welcome back to #TWIU. Every Friday, we round up the week’s best reads and most notable events occurring within the utilities and energy industries.

Here’s what you may have missed this week:

READ: Utility Dive – Arizona utility will use ‘reverse demand response’ to avoid renewables curtailment

Growth in renewable energy has occasionally led to excess power and negative pricing. Utilities are finding creative ways to help balance the system while lowering costs.

 

 

READ: Utility Week – Utilities to face ‘nightmare situation’ by 2030

According to a study conducted by Imperial College of London, on-site renewable generation will match grid on both service and cost in just over a decade. The decline of renewables may catalyze this so-called “nightmare”. Read more after the jump.

 

READ: Forbes – Three Ways Electric Utilities Can Avoid A Death Spiral

Important read! Despite the loaded title, this Energy Innovation writer at Forbes does a keen job outlining challenges facing electric utilities in the coming decade, but also prescribes practical solutions to quell them.

 

ODD NEWS: NRECA – Copper Theft Slows Hurricane Restoration Work

No, not even a major hurricane can deter crime. Central Florida utility SECO Energy had their plans needlessly complicated after thieves stole over 1,400ft of copper line needed for restoration efforts.

 

READ: HuffPost – Should Utilities Build Charging Stations For Electric Cars?

This article weighs the opinions regarding electric utilities that are creating a stasis in expediting the mainstream adoption of electric vehicles.

 

PHOTOS: Novinium – Our linemen labor to bring power back to affected Floridians 

According to our CEO Glen Bertini,  over 500 “trouble tickets” have been completed by Novinium linemen, who are just several among thousands helping to restore power to millions of residents in Florida.

 

EVENT – ICUEE 2017, will we see you there?

Next week, October 3 – October 5, our team will be on the ground in Louisville, KY ready to talk about the best ways to use remaining capital budget before you lose it. Come see us at booth #3135!


Thanks for catching up with us. See you next week!