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April 28, 2013

The Energy Utility Industry and the Local Optima

Over the last several years, I have been taking classes and doing reading in decision-making and problem-solving.  One of the things one learns about in such classes and books is the notion of local optima.  The essence of the idea is that there is a three-dimensional (at least!) landscape of possible “solutions” to a given … + read more

April 9, 2013

Returning to the Cause

July 10, 2012.  That is the date I last managed to capture a thought about re-imagining and re-inventing the energy utility in writing and post it on this blog.  It is not that I stopped having such thoughts, of course.  It is simply that I stopped – temporarily – writing them down.  Shame on me.  … + read more

July 10, 2012

Thinking Differently About Outages

By now, most if not all of the homes and businesses left without power by the end-of-June storms have electricity service again.  As is common after events such as these, various communities are agitating for their utility to underground the distribution lines to lessen such outages and the Edison Electric Institute – predictably – is … + read more


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