Hi Again; Some Reading Recommendations for the Holiday Season

Lynne Kiesling Hi! How are you? I’m well, thanks. Long time no chat. Frankly, I’ve been tired, and have had too many work obligations stretching me in too many disparate directions. This has been bad for my KP writing, because much of what is happening with electricity regulation and policy right now is ripe for … More Hi Again; Some Reading Recommendations for the Holiday Season

Smart Meter Business is Booming

Michael Giberson Infused by the $3.4 billion in federal grants handed out last week, utilities will ramp up production and installation of digital smart meters by more than 19 percent, with 250 million predicted to be rolled out by 2015, according to a new report out today from Pike Research. (GreenBeat) So the smart meter … More Smart Meter Business is Booming

Reduced Air Emissions Due to Wind Power: Not As Much As You Might Think

Michael Giberson A pair of posts at Master Resource (part I, part II) explore the degree to which variable wind power leads to lower efficiency and increased air emissions when natural gas generators are used to provide energy balancing and back-up reserves (and except when and where sufficient hydropower is available, natural gas generation usually … More Reduced Air Emissions Due to Wind Power: Not As Much As You Might Think