Management Matters: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Utility Management Group – November 23, 2021

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Welcome to the Utility Management Group roundup, Management Matters. As always, your fellow group members are paying close attention to utility management trends and sharing their insights. This month’s selection includes information about accelerating electrification, ensuring low-income communities get in on the benefits of solar and storage, and more. Be sure to like and comment on your favorite posts. Happy reading!


Con Edison Wins 2021 ReliabilityOne Awards for Reliable Service, Dedication

Allan Drury

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Competing with other utilities operating dense-electric delivery networks, Con Edison received the 2021 ReliabilityOne® Award for Outstanding Reliability Performance in the Northeast Metropolitan Service Area and the ReliabilityOne Outstanding Community Safety Award. In this post, Allan Drury, Media Relations Manager at Con Edison explains that the safety award is for companies that make extraordinary efforts to mitigate outages and increase community safety. Award winners use proactive measures and achieve high levels of community public safety awareness and outage prevention.


EPRI Study: Accelerating Electrification Will Help U.S. Meet 2030 Target While Saving Consumers Money

Robert Chapman

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In this piece, Robert Chapman, Senior Vice President, Energy Delivery & Customer Solutions at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announces the publication of an EPRI report that examines strategies for reaching the U.S. 2030 climate change target. He notes that electrification of end uses is critical to achieving both short- and long-term goals and that the electric sector has already made substantial progress in reducing carbon emissions and enabling electrification.


Future Face of the 21st Century Utility

Enrique Ochoa Reza

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Innovation is key to many changes the utility industry is currently facing. In this article, new Energy Central member Enrique Ochoa Reza, Industry Leader, Utilities at IFS describes how innovation must play a part as these changes continue. He explores how innovation in sustainability, distributed energy models, modern infrastructure, distributed workforce, data management, and utility business outcomes can help the industry move toward a sustainable business model.


Emerging Technology Assessments Aim To Deliver Benefits of Solar and Storage To Disadvantaged Communities

Samantha Gilman

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Much has been written about the growing contribution of distributed energy resources (DERs) to the modern electric grid. Here, Samantha Gilman, Communications Manager at EPRI explains that power industry stakeholders and policymakers are working to ensure communities composed primarily of households with low incomes get an equal share of the benefits. An ongoing project being led by EPRI is exploring the barriers that disadvantaged communities face when adopting clean energy. The project involves the installation of solar panels and battery systems at the multifamily Mosaic Gardens at Willowbrook affordable housing development in Compton, CA.


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