COVID-related Debt with Denton Williams

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 We're excited to announce the new PURC Refresher Series, designed for our extensive network of PURC alumni. Together we will explore timely topics to sharpen your technical and strategic skills. In our first refresher session, we discuss COVID-related debt. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic changed the global economy. In response, [...]

Principles and Strategies for Effective Leadership in the “New Normal”

As my close friend was telling me about the challenges she had gone through during the pandemic, I kept hearing Marty Linsky’s words in my head: “Leadership is an improvisational art: It cannot be scripted moment to moment.” Like most of us, my friend struggled to keep herself and her team afloat ever since the [...]

What happens when power shut-off moratoriums expire? A conversation with Ted Kury on August 11, 2020

During the pandemic, most utilities and regulators developed policies that kept customers connected to their utility services. Sometimes payments were simply forgiven. Other times they were simply delayed. Now some of these policies are expiring. Should they be continued? What are the financial consequences for utilities and customers? These questions and more were the subject [...]

Managing Telecommunications When the Pandemic Hangs On: The Case of Peru on July 16, 2020

Regulators and utilities across the globe have been managing through the pandemic. Some countries have paid large economic costs for combatting the virus and are still being hit by surges. This even while other countries are recovering. How can these unfortunate countries cope? We welcomed to Next Practices Live Dr. Roxana Barrantes and Mr. Juan [...]

Lead change, or wait and see? Lessons from utilities that learn during the pandemic on July 14, 2020

We have all been learning so much during the pandemic. This has led many people to ask: If the pandemic reveals a problem we didn’t know we have, should we address that now or wait until things are back to normal? What factors should be weighed? Is leading change different during a pandemic? Next Practices [...]