Energy Infrastructure on Tenuous Winning Streak in the Courts

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 18:47:26 +0000

Federal courts have been pretty kind to energy infrastructure in recent weeks, particularly in cases involving the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). For starters, this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit removed one of the hurdles to construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The court decided that a new presidential permit—issued […]

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How to Hire the Best Talent

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0000

It’s no secret that the power industry workforce is aging and managers are struggling to find qualified candidates interested in filling open positions. In my April column, I referenced a

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PG&E Bankruptcy Truly One-of-a-Kind

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0000

Numerous articles have boldly declared Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) to be the first of many climate change-related bankruptcies to come. The authors wag their fingers in caution at corporations across

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Replacing Retirees and Improving Reliability High on To-Do Lists

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0000

What keeps you up at night? The question has become cliché as panel moderators now routinely ask it as a “thought-provoking” final query to close out executive roundtable sessions at industry conferences

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The POWER Podcast

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:00:27 +0000

The POWER Podcast Archive: How a Major Resort Owner Manages Its Power https://www.powermag.com/how-a-major-resort-owner-manages-its-power-podcast/ An Inside Look at a State-of-the-Art Training Facility https://www.powermag.com/an-inside-look-at-a-state-of-the-art-training-facility-podcast/ FERC and Cybersecurity: It’s Complicated https://www.powermag.com/ferc-and-cybersecurity-its-complicated-podcast/ Prepare for More Distributed Energy Resources https://www.powermag.com/prepare-for-more-distributed-energy-resources-podcast/ Community Solar Power Offers the ‘Best of Both Worlds’ https://www.powermag.com/community-solar-power-offers-the-best-of-both-worlds-podcast/ Insider Bullish on Renewable Energy Industry https://www.powermag.com/insider-bullish-on-renewable-energy-industry-podcast/ Power Plant Control […]

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Should a Power Company Be Held Responsible for Wildfires?

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0000

If you’ve been following the news, you know that Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection because it is facing tens of billions of dollars in liability for

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Energy-Efficiency Programs Benefit Us All

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000

Utility-sponsored energy-efficiency programs have always seemed like a contradiction to me. Obviously, power companies make money by selling electricity, so encouraging customers to install energy-efficient

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Insider Bullish on Renewable Energy Industry [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 23:32:27 +0000

Izzet Bensusan, managing partner and founder of Captona, a North American-focused investment company that specializes in power generation and energy infrastructure, was a guest on The POWER Podcast. He is very bullish on the renewable energy industry for a variety of reasons. For instance, Bensusan said renewable energy is growing at more than 20% around […]

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How Digital Technology Is Changing Power Plants

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 04:59:00 +0000

Digital technology is everywhere today including in most power plants. Computer hardware and software are changing the way plants are operated and maintained. Many technology experts will tell you that

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Courts Back State Flexibility on Choice of Generation

Power regulation in the U.S. is split between the federal and state levels, with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) having jurisdiction over the wholesale sales of electricity and the states

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