Knowing What We Don’t Know

Michael Giberson In the WSJ, Numbers Guy columnist Carl Bialik explains, “What We Don’t Know About the Economy,” a column about the making of economics statistics and the limits of the process. Of this column John Whitehead commented, “This is required reading for all those who think that economists should have a crystal ball that … More Knowing What We Don’t Know

Two Stories About Integrated Utility Smart Grid Programs

Michael Giberson Obviously the electric utility industry is very much in the experiment and learning phase (also known as “trial and error”) of the smart grid.  Two examples are provided by PG&E in California and Xcel in Colorado.  It is tempting to rush to judgment on the impossibility of an efficient, well-run, customer-centric smart grid … More Two Stories About Integrated Utility Smart Grid Programs