Utilities of the Future: Engineering Economic Systems

California’s bold solar energy vision


How California’s new rooftop solar mandate will build additional value for its customers.

Multi-dimensional review of utility policies

On December 1, 2017, in Utilities of the Future: Engineering Economic Systems, by Joe Nyangon

A new publication, Utility 2.0: A Multi-Dimensional Review of New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) and Great Britain’s RIIO Utility Business Models, examines the trends and developments in the electricity market that are placing tremendous pressure on utilities and triggering changes in how electricity is produced, transmitted, and consumed.

Technology enabled smart city


How can a technology enabled city with a smarter infrastructure (water, energy and travel) provide services efficiently? In this video Chris Kohlmann from the City of Dubuque, Iowa discusses how IBM Research and Watson technology enabled a Smarter City program. The City of Dubuque partnered with IBM Research to carry out a smarter water project, smarter electric including electric meters and smarter travel.

Why the U.S. urgently needs to invest in a modern energy system


In a speech commemorating the thirty-fifth anniversary of the International Energy Agency (IEA) in 2009, former U.S. secretary of state, Henry Kissinger recalled how the energy crisis of 1970s awakened the world “to a new challenge that would require both creative thinking and international cooperation.” He explained that as “global demand continues to grow, investment […]

Obama’s budget proposals for clean energy and climate investments

On July 17, 2015, in Utilities of the Future: Engineering Economic Systems, by Joe Nyangon

President Obama has released a $4 trillion budget proposal for FY 2016. It contains a range of programs designed to encourage deployment of the next generation clean energy and energy efficiency technologies. Here are the top five things to know about the budget in terms of clean energy and environmental investments. 1. Clean Power State […]