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Management Matters: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Utility Management Group – April 16, 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 energy sector innovation, the launch of a new EV charging program in Maryland, and more. Be sure to like and comment on your favorite posts. Happy reading!

 


Innovation

Jody Allison

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/um/innovation

In this piece, new Energy Central member Jody Allison, VP of Transformation at Algonquin Power & Utilities/Liberty reflects on the complex set of issues energy utilities are dealing with now. She points out that demands are coming from all directions, including the need to incorporate more sustainable energy sources, changing customer expectations, and the need to innovate. In particular, she notes that the key to successful innovation is making sure we as energy professionals look for new opportunities while meeting customers’ and employees’ current needs.

 


Pepco’s EV Public Charging Program

William Ellis

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/pip/pepcos-ev-public-charging-program

Mount Rainier, Maryland is the first community in Prince George’s County to benefit from EV charging stations installed by Pepco. Three new Level 2 charging stations have been installed, to be followed by hundreds more. In this article, William Ellis, VP, Government and External Affairs at Pepco explains that the Pepco EVsmart program was launched in 2019 to provide incentives for customers to switch to this cleaner and more efficient form of transportation. The EVsmart installations will be completed by the end of 2023.

 


The Great American Reset Is Underway and Will Change Everything

Llewellyn King

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/um/great-american-reset-underway-and-will-change-everything

In this post, Llewellyn King, Executive Producer at White House Media, LLC predicts the Great American Reset currently underway will shape the decades to come, as did the New Deal and World War II. He observes the reset is being driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as technology and digitization, which are delivering driverless cars, telemedicine, carbon capture, and more. Central to this future, he notes, is a resilient, carbon-free electric supply.  

 


EPRI Study Points to Significant Electrification Potential in Georgia and Alabama

John Bistline

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/o/EPRI/epri-study-points-significant-electrification-potential-georgia-and-alabama

Oglethorpe Power Corporation and Southern Company recently partnered with EPRI to conduct an electrification assessment focused on Georgia and Alabama. Here, new Energy Central member John Bistline, Principal Project Manager at EPRI and leader of the assessment describes the methodology and results. The study’s objective was to evaluate the potential for efficient electrification in the two states and to identify the drivers of, challenges to, and opportunities presented by greater electrification. Under all the modeled scenarios, carbon dioxide emissions fell in the two states as a result of increased efficient electrification in the building, transportation, industrial, and other sectors.  

 


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