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Utility Management Roundup: Recent Must-Read Posts From Fellow Community Members

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Greetings Utility Management Group members!

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues much longer than anyone would like, your fellow community members are keeping an eye on new developments, including challenges with natural disaster recovery, and America’s best chances for economic recovery (hint: the energy industry can help). They’re also thinking ahead to the world’s post-pandemic needs, such as bold energy policies and updated grids. Click through to their posts using the links below. And, remember, your comments are always welcome. 

Happy reading from Energy Central Community Manager Karen Marcus.

Hurricane & Wildfire Season Is Just Getting Started – Are You Ready?

By Tom Kuhn, posted on August 1

The pandemic is complicating what’s already a difficult matter: responding to natural disasters. In this piece, Tom urges readers to prepare workforces and families for the possibility of dealing with one crisis on top of another.

Ohio Needs Forward-Thinking Clean Energy Policy

By Pat Remick

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Here, Pat shares an NRDC expert's strong case for why Ohio must not only repeal House Bill 6, “the worst energy law of the century,” but also create a clean energy policy that can support the state’s economy and clean up its electric grid.

Electric Truck Fleets Will Need a Lot of Power, but Many Utilities Aren’t Planning for It


More electric buses and trucks are entering the market and will require more electricity for charging. Yet, some utilities aren’t planning for this eventuality. The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) points out that electrification of these vehicles is critical for reducing their emissions.

The Best Last Chance for America’s Energy Sector

By Robert Dillon, posted on July 27

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Congress is still in deliberations over a relief package to help struggling American companies. In this article, Robert points out that renewable energy businesses should get particular attention because of their potential for helping to speed up the nation’s economic recovery.

Commentary: Michigan Needs Reliable Electricity More Than Ever

By ENN Contributor Robert Nelson, posted on July 14

In this post, Robert explains that Michigan is facing an opportunity to reform its electric grid, which is one of the worst in the country. As the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) updates state standards for reliability, it will issue recommendations on how to improve the grid.


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