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6 articles to be thankful for this holiday

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Former Editor-in-Chief Intelligent Utility, Energy Central

With nearly two decades writing about the power business, Kathleen Wolf Davis has covered just about every industry topic imaginable from European DSOs to Brazil's smart meter markets. She...

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Around the Thanksgiving table, we're all supposed to list the things, stuff and people we are thankful for. This year, I'm going to add an editor's note to that tradition---namely what articles from the Energy Central communities made my list.

1. Why Millennials Matter (to Utilities)

Customer Care community expert (and director of energy strategy of KSV) Ashley Nicholls walks us through the demographic shift from baby boomer customers to millennial customers and the differences utilities need to take into account when dealing with this new mega group of consumers. 

2. Lights Out for Yeloha: Why We Shut Down the Solar Sharing Network

Amit Rosner, CEO and co-founder of Yeloha, dissects what happened to his promising solar sharing network, reflecting on their early days, the concept of a democratized smart grid and just what went wrong in the end. 

3. Energy Management Then and Now: What You Need to Know About the Latest Trends

Liz Delaney, program director of the EDF Climate Corps, takes a good look at the past, present and future of energy management strategies, including energy efficiency.

4. Moving from smart grids and smart meters towards smart cities and smart communities with analytics

Consultant and community expert Paul Budde traces how analytics is evolving the industry and the world.

5. Microgrids, hybrid storage and the evolving business case

ABB communications manager Bob Fesmire unpacks the definition and applications of microgrids, along with new thinking about the concept.

6.  One model to run the distribution grid

Doug Houseman, VP of EnerNex, is always our "go-to" guy for the best insights into distribution: how it does run, how it should run, how it could be done more efficiently. Here, he imagines a new model. 

 

Got an article you've seen here that you thought was especially insightful, that you're thankful? Tell us in the comments below.

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Audra Drazga on Nov 22, 2016

Great Article Kathleen!

 

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