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Working with Third-Party Companies

How utilities can outsource essential functions or services BY ASBURY GAULT, Zenius LLC In today’s business world with ever-increasing employee benefit costs, regulated utilities are challenged with reducing their costs for the benefit of all stakeholders. This force is driving utility managers...

Distributed Energy Poised for ‘Explosive Growth’ on the US Grid

Distributed energy resources are poised for “explosive growth” across the United States over the next five years. U.S. utilities “need to change, and are slowly changing,” how they plan, operate and maintain their distribution grids to adapt. That’s how Ben Kellison, grid edge director at...

Empowering Futures Is For You

Empowering Futures is the work-integrated learning (WIL) program that is exclusively dedicated to the electricity industry in Canada. Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program, Empowering Futures provides subsidies of up to $7,500 per student position to...

Opening the Door to Grid Modernization

IESO stays ahead of Ontario’s rapidly changing marketplace BY PHILL FELTHAM, Editor-in-Chief Electricity Today Magazine Grid modernization is a buzz term used by regulators, utilities, and other participants within North America’s power sector. Modernizing the power grid is the proposed answer...

How utilities can keep the lights on

Utilities worldwide have been on a roller-coaster ride, and an often painful one, over the past decade. Despite the sharp growth in global demand for electricity, many utilities have lost value or posted below-average returns. A McKinsey analysis of 50 major publicly listed utilities from Asia,...

The Power Industry's Vision Statement

Strategies to move the electricity sector into the future BY CANADIAN ELECTRICITY ASSOCIATION As electric utilities consider options for the future of electricity, they need to remember the journey that created the current power system. When the electricity industry started in the late 19th...

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Priority to Asset Management

Time to focus on planning contingencies and balancing risk

BY DON ANGELL AND MARK RIVERS, Doble Engineering Company

By definition for electric utilities, asset management refers to an established system used to monitor and maintain valuable commodities such as transformers and power lines. Utilities use asset management to cost effectively deploy, operate, maintain, upgrade, and dispose of critical assets as well as plan for contingencies, and address risk in a balanced and demonstrable manner. However,...

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