Management Matters: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Utility Management Group – December 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!


The decentralized utility is coming. Are you ready to make the shift?

Sharon Parker

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A recent mantra that utility executives have had to adapt is that change in their industry is inevitable. In a sector that long was so far the other way, where legacy understanding was king and all evolution was slow to happen if at all, this has for sure been an adjustment. One of the areas that the sector is changing towards, regardless of if utility leaders want it or not, is the march towards decentralization. This pattern highlights the importance of 'adapt or be passed,' so this article from Sharon Parker at IFS / Clevest well captures that trend. 


My energy wish list as we move towards 2022

Paul Hobcraft

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It's that time of the year where we both ask for what we want as well as look to the new year on ways to be better. This article from Energy Central expert Paul Hobcraft highlights his holiday wish list for the utility sector, highlighting some forward-looking aspirations that all of us working in energy should embrace. 


Meeting the Twin Goals of Equity and Decarbonization: Advancing Equity in Utility Regulation

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Speaking of trends in utilities, the need for more equity in the clean energy transition is one that more decisionmakers in the power sector must be aware of and embrace. At the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, such needs were recently the focus of their report entitled Advancing Equity in Utility Regulation, and this post highlights some of the key lessons learned you don't want to go into 2022 without reading. 


Top Voices in the Energy Central Community for 2021 – EnergyBiz® Network

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Lastly, I want to make sure you didn't miss our recently ran series celebrating the Energy Central Community's Top Voices in 2021, including those in this EnergyBiz network. See who stood above the rest in terms of engagement and insights and check out some of their favorite pieces from this past year (not to mention them answering some 'behind-the-scene' type questions about themselves!). 


Thanks again for reading this edition of Management Matters! The authors listed above are eager to hear your thoughts and questions, so don’t hesitate to engage them. And if you want your content to be featured in this spot in future issues, be sure to publish your posts within the Utility Management Community.


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