With a new President of the United States and a new Congress taking shape in the election shortly, we assess the energy legislation and tax incentives on the books to nudge the clean energy economy forward with Betsy McCorkle, head of governmental affairs at the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA). North Carolina is playing… Continue reading Navigating Legislation – w NCSEA’s Betsy McCorkle
With so much innovation in the energy sector, the rapid expansion of renewable energy, development of a “smart grid” and the Internet of Things technologies, the utilities have to evolve too. And, without dropping any service to anyone, ever. So, what’s a utility to do to survive – and to thrive? Enter Mary Powell, CEO… Continue reading The “Un-Utility” – Mary Powell, Green Mountain Power
There’s a lot of buzz about electric vehicles (EVs), but adoption is still slow. Why? Bonnie Datta of Siemens told Joan Michelson of Green Connections Radio that much of the blame goes to regulators and utilities. Listen to this fascinating interview for why and great career advice too.
“Everywhere we go in the utility industry, utilities, regulators, stakeholders…there’s broad recognition that…the way utilities do business has to change.” Praveen Kathpal on Green Connections Radio Every time there’s a natural disaster, huge swaths of people lose power for days, weeks, even months in the case of Puerto Rico (from Hurricane Maria). That means their… Continue reading Innovating Energy Storage – Praveen Kathpal, AES Energy Storage
We tend to take standards for granted, and want “our” technology to be special and proprietary, but standards are critical so systems can work together. Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson’s intriguing conversation with Karen Bartleson, President of IEEE, the global organization of electrical and other engineers. You’ll learn about standards we take… Continue reading Power Standards – Karen Bartleson, IEEE
With so much innovation in the energy sector, the rapid expansion of renewable energy, development of a “smart grid” and the Internet of Things technologies, the utilities have to evolve too. And, without dropping any service to anyone, ever.
So, what’s a utility to do to survive – and to thrive? Enter Mary Powell, CEO of Green Mountain Power in Vermont, who was chosen as one of Fast Company’s most innovative people. She’s turning the business model of a utility on its head, and retains the support of her board because she’s succeeding in every way – customer service ratings in the 90%s and generating sold financial results. How? Listen up.
There is no tradeoff between luxury and sustainability, says Cindy Ortega, SVP and Chief Sustainability Officer of MGM Resorts, who ensures their 23 luxury resorts worldwide use the most viable sustainable options – with surprises. Part change agent, part CFO, and part sustainability evangelist, Cindy shares practical tips for selling sustainability (or any change) internally, motivating employees – and… Continue reading Luxury and Sustainability? MGM Resorts’ SVP & Sustainability Chief on the Win-Win