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Posts Tagged ‘Observations’

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

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

May 10, 2012

Lessons from the Desert

Spring has spring in the Pacific Northwest and western Oregon has donned its seasonal showy outfit of lush foliage and riotous color.  The shades of green alone defy one to find enough labels for them all.  But I am just recently returned from a trip to various parts of the Mojave Desert and, because of … + read more



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