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Thermal Energy Storage
Jul 16, 2018
Pat Sonti
Today’s thermal energy storage (TES) technologies and systems provide a major opportunity for better economic benefits and enhanced energy management of existing and planned energy assets and...
Diversity in the energy industry and utility services
Jul 8, 2018
Andrea Davis
Diversity is an ongoing challenge in many industries, and energy is no different. Greentech Media cited a survey by Ernst & Young that said women represent 16% of board members in the global...
Jun 24, 2018
Jeff Baker
Imagine you’re the CEO of an investor-owned utility. (Go ahead, it’s easy!) Your core business—producing and selling electricity for commercial and residential customers—is likely regulated by a...
Apr 25, 2018
Steven R. Slome
Is this the end of biotechnology? Ups and downs in oil markets. Volatility in stock markets. These are indeed strange times. In the midst of all this, there has been considerable consolidation in the...
Kevin L. Boyle
Mar 1, 2018
By Kevin L. Boyle Nexant has served refiners, petrochemical makers, and renewable energy producers worldwide for 40 years, but lately we’ve been just visitors in the city at the center of the US...
Jan 21, 2018
Katy McSurdy
Once you’ve had your fill discussing Advanced Meter Infrastructure and Grid Modernization at DistribuTECH , there are plenty of ways to stretch your legs and check out local happenings: For a little...
Jan 18, 2018
Richard Beadle
Understanding customer preferences and behavior is essential to designing effective customer programs. In a recent survey and White Paper, Nexant and ZPryme find that utilities may benefit from an...
Jul 17, 2017
In the first year of rebranding the “ADS National Town Meeting” as “SEPA Grid Evolution Summit,” I’ve been thinking about how much this title reflects the changes in our industry. It has been two...
May 16, 2017
Pat Sonti
The U.S. energy industry has undergone a major transformation over the last 10 years with advances in technology that have led to a substantial increase in shale-based gas and gas liquids production...
May 5, 2017
Pat Sonti
Over the last decade, solar (especially photovoltaics or PV) and wind energy have attracted substantial investment, via private equity, debt and grants, for enabling rapid deployment of these...