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microgrid

What Is a Microgrid?

In the mid-1960s, Gordon Moore, CEO of Intel, noticed that the number of transistors that could fit into a dense […]

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Energy portfolio

Utilities! Diversify Your Energy Portfolio Now!

In the fight to mitigate the effects of climate change, world leaders have committed to ambitious decarbonization efforts that have […]

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Syd Bishop
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energy decarbonization

Energy Decarbonization is Everyone’s Challenge

We’ve written often about the regulatory requirements that drive decarbonization efforts, and how this is compounded by the electrification initiatives, […]

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Syd Bishop
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electrification

What is Electrification? Tips To Help Your Utility Adapt

As a methodology, electrification efforts have existed for just as long as humanity has had the capacity to generate—and control—their […]

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Customer Engagement

4 Ways to Improve Customer Engagement for Utilities

Engaging customers can seem like an insurmountable challenge for some energy companies, given the nature of the industry. As a […]

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Utility Customer Service

Communication is Key: Steps to Enhance Utility Customer Service

Beyond the anecdotal evidence, I accrued working as a customer service professional for a large IOU operation, finding broad data […]

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Syd Bishop
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Server Farms

How Server Farms, Bitcoin Mining, & NFTs Challenge the Grid

Server farms, Bitcoin mining operations, and NFT processing centers are major electricity consumers. At times, they can challenge the grid’s […]

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electric vehicles

Electric Vehicles by Air, Sea, & Land: EVs & the Supply Chain

Last year, the Biden administration announced steps to limit the production of fossil-fueled vehicles by 2030, a decision that has […]

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Syd Bishop
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Q&A w/Former Colorado PUC Chair Jeff Ackermann Part 3: The Collaboration Model for Distributed Energy Resources

Virtual Peaker recently spoke with Jeff Ackermann, the former chair of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission and current senior policy […]

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electrification

Managing Electrification & Changing Energy Needs in Rural Areas

The summer of 2022 has proven particularly challenging to electric utilities that have struggled to enhance grid resiliency in the […]

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Senior Content Specialist
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Q&A w/Former Colorado PUC Chair Jeff Ackermann Part 2: Investing in Distributed Energy Resources

Jeff Ackermann, the former chair of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission and current senior policy advisor at The Center for […]

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Syd Bishop
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decarbonization

SCOTUS & the EPA: How Decarbonization Efforts Adds Value

In a flurry of controversial hearings, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 30, 2022, that the Clean Power Plan […]

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