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The Energy Utility - re-imagined, re-invented


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

June 1, 2012

How Efficient Are We Anyway?

Oregon just announced a ten-year goal of offsetting all increased electricity load with energy efficiency.  This echoes goals in numerous other states, which range from achieving all cost-effective energy efficiency to various targets as a percentage of electricity use.  Moreover, we regularly celebrate utilities and states for the “savings” their customers – with the utilities’ … + read more

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