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The Revenue Requirement is the Key to How Utilities Make Money
Many employees who work for investor-owned utilities are fuzzy on the concept of how their company actually makes money. To fully understand how power companies make money, one must have a solid understanding of the revenue requirement.
Is Hawaii’s Performance Based Regulation the Future for How Utilities Make Money?
Hawaii is setting the stage for how the future utility may handle revenues and regulation.
Is It Time to Rethink Utility Ownership Models?
Regulators in multiple states are reconsidering utility ownership models. What are the alternatives to current ownership models? A recent study by the Hawaii State Energy Office provides some good insight.
Imagining the Future Energy World
The energy business is undergoing a major transformation. What changes can energy consumers and utility employees expect to see in the not-so-distant future?
Onboarding Options for a New Generation of Utility Employees
Many of today's utility business veterans who have decades of knowledge are leaving the business and taking their know-how with them. This makes knowledge transfer and onboarding of new employees critical to maintaining business as usual. Sometimes one training solution can fulfill all a company’s onboarding needs. But other times a strategic combination of live training, online learning, and good old-fashioned books is the best way to reach and teach an ever-evolving workforce.
Preparing Your Workforce for the Future of The Energy Company
Today's energy training professional must figure out how to prepare his/her company’s workforce for a future that is increasingly digital, decentralized, low carbon, and customized. So what does each of these mean?
The Five Pillars of Utility Engagement in the EV Space
Five pressing actions emerged as opportunities for utility engagement at the recent National Convening on Utilities and Electric Vehicles.
Are Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations a Utility Growth Opportunity?
The number of electric vehicles (EVs) on today's roadways is surging and so is the demand for a fast, efficient way to charge them. Utilities in developed economies are looking to electric vehicle charging as a source of new load growth.
A Tax Cut For Utilities May Not Be As Attractive As It Looks
The recent federal tax cut may be a win for traditional corporations, but for utilities it may do more harm than good.