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Utilities

You’ll Never Guess The Only Way Electric Utilities Can Survive

If regulated electric utilities are going to survive, they need to do very specific things.

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CleanTech Investing Utilities

FERC 2222 Drives Energy Transformation for Customers

On September 17, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”), approved a historic final rule, Order 2222, enabling distributed energy resource (“DER”) aggregators to compete in all regional organized wholesale electric markets across the US.

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Utilities

Glimpse into Why Municipalities Sell Their Regulated Electric Utilities

I have been lucky enough to work on several successful merger and acquisitions for a few electric utilities in Ontario, and here are some key reason why municipalities ultimately sell.

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Utilities

9 Steps for Rural Regulated Utilities to Shift to New Energy Paradigm

Outside of urban energy opportunities, let’s have a frank discussion of what rural utilities should be doing to improve customer care and shift to the new energy paradigm.

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Utilities

To Deliver Customer-Centric Energy, Industry Must Cut Its Own Cord to the Old Paradigm

I’m going to use a Toronto, Ontario, Canada, perspective, but replace with your jurisdiction.

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CleanTech Utilities

Every House Should Install a Heat Pump, Now!

Most of North Americans (Canadians and Americans anyways) have been at home during this Covid 19 crisis, and they have been driving up their energy usage.

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Development Utilities

The Process to Select a Cost-Effective Energy System, on Your Site

Builders generally build a low-cost model to select the suppliers and vendors to build their projects. But what needs to happen to take advantage of lower cost energy systems?

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Development Utilities

Tips for Builders to Improve Leverage with Utilities

As many of you know, the Greater Toronto Area has been going through a development renaissance over the past decade.

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Investing Utilities

Are Urban Municipalities That Own Electric Utilities In Conflict With VOTERS? It Would Seem So

I start from the premiss that urban Voters would be better off with energy costs, if those urban utilities were not municipally owned.

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Investing Management Utilities

8 Ways An Urban Utility Can Survive

While I believe that the death of the urban regulated utility is in sight, I can also see a pathway to salvaging their value.