Infrastructure Articles

Free Roundtable: Planning for a Changing Environment

The one thing we can depend on in the energy industry right now is change – from the proliferation of DERs to concerns about cybersecurity, the industry hasn’t seen such turmoil since its beginnings. In this changing environment, utilities, regulators and even...

Solar Energy: A Path to the Future

Solar energy prices have seen a sustained decrease – it once cost 20 times as much as coal to generate the same amount of energy with solar panels. However, the price dropped by more than 90 percent and is now comparable to fossil fuels. Solar distributed energy...

Gas Line Repair Puts Homeowner at Risk of Economic Shock

Shannon, a Southern California Gas customer, was at risk of economic shock when learned she had a problem with her gas service line. Service was temporarily discontinued to her home after a leak was detected.  “The gas company could detect that there was extra...

EV Charging Offers Opportunities to Energy Providers

There’s a lot of chatter about electric vehicles (EV) and what they mean for energy providers. Predictions are that they will make up 7 percent of the vehicles on the road and 20 percent of new vehicle sales by 2030, but building the EV charging network will cost...