tariffs

As energy gets smarter, ‘time of use’ tariffs spread globally

The electrification of transportation and the increasing reliance on renewables are expected to generate bigger demand peaks on the electricity market.
crowdfunding

Crowdfunding: an untapped funding resource for renewable energy

Small and innovative renewable energy projects battle to raise funds through formal channels.  One possible solution is to reach out to communities...

Ed’s note: climate change – is the house on fire?

Drought, polar vortices, storms of unprecedented ferocity, flooding - you name it and in one part or another of the globe, it...
landis+gyr

Ed’s note: The next 172 years of metering

When going over our readership statistics for the most read stories over the last seven days, I was surprised to see that...
BREXIT, smart meter

Ed’s note: Are the perils of BREXIT being overstated?

Is Brexit a non-story or is there genuinely something to be concerned about? It is a few days short...
Artificial Intelligence

AI is the new electricity

As with all emerging technological trends, some elements of artificial intelligence are hyped out of proportion, some elements are ahead of their time, and some even incite fear.
power

In 2019, be like the Pig!

Whilst the Chinese Year of the Pig began, David Socha takes a light-hearted look at how our industry might find some inspiration...
electrification

Ed’s Note: Does electrification really change anything?

The Economist at the beginning of February, published a story entitled Electricity does not change poor lives as much as was thought in which...
consumer

Ed’s note: The customer is king for some utilities

Customer service initiatives by utilities have achieved a level of importance and investment never before experienced, with emphasis being placed on ensuring consumers receive tangible...
PG&E, Malashenko

It’s all routine vegetation management – until PG&E goes bankrupt

The deadly 2018 wildfires, most likely caused by utility equipment, have just about bankrupted Pacific Gas and Electric

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