High profile intrusions and physical attacks against substations have spurred a lot of discussion about physical security resulting in a FERC directive, for NERC to propose new physical security standards from NERC. A holistic approach to security has been proven more...
The growing use of asset monitoring and management technologies is creating a new paradigm in asset management. This new model expands the use of existing data to arrive at a significantly deeper and more precise assessment of the utility operation's more...
The webinar will focus on: How to apply the key tenets of Workforce Management to existing or new practices; Application of effectiveness measures for each process of Workforce Management; and Lessons learned during a Workforce Management practice optimization project (processes more...
04/24/14 - By Sarah Battaglia , Energy Consultant, Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc.
You're familiar with the situation. You go to the store to replace a couple light bulbs that burnt out and you're faced with an entire aisle of options: incandescents, LEDs, CFLs, halogens. Which one do you buy? There are many factors that will influence your decision, but you'll probably go for the one that will offer the best economic value.
The Gordian knot of carbon footprints, global warming, energy costs, and home/transportation inefficiencies is enough to exhaust the most resilient optimist. But.help is on the way. The path forward-to lower carbon, lower costs, and cleaner energy-grows clearer each day. The energy system of tomorrow consists of clean local energy resources, new technology for users, and maximizing efficiency measures.
04/23/14 - By Kevin Herring , President, Ascent Management Consulting
People do things in the workplace nearly every day that make us shake our heads and wonder, "What were they thinking?" Sure, there's a small percentage who may simply be a bit clueless, but most people thrive or dive depending on the kind of workplace they're in; it's more about culture than capabilities.
Modern energy and utility companies are becoming vulnerable in ways they are not familiar with: via cyber-attacks. A Symantec report in January said that in the first half of 2013, energy was the fifth most targeted sector worldwide.
Here we go again, justifying doing something bad to do something supposedly good. I'm referring to the plans to scrape off hundreds of square miles of desert and other habitat areas to install solar collecting devices that convert direct solar light into electricity.