What is curtailment? An electricity market expert explains

Curtailment has a special meaning in electric power systems. It describes any action that reduces the amount of electricity generated to maintain the balance between supply and demand – which is critical for avoiding blackouts. Recently, curtailment has made news in states like California and Texas that are adding a lot of wind and solar [...]

Preparing to Harden Electrical Resources for Hurricane Season

Experts responsible for predicting storms that will affect United States communities estimate that up to twenty named storms will cause significant damage in 2021. The first one, Ana, has already occurred before the beginning of June, announcing the start of our annual Hurricane Season. Communities that are likely to suffer effects of significant damage from [...]

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 [...]

Next Practices Live with Peter Twesigye

Are you watching the Next Practices Live sessions? If you’re not, watch the session with David Cox. David gave impressive insights into what telecom companies are doing with governments and customers to address the pandemic. He shared several important insights. Here are two: (1) Everyone is trying different things, so cross sector and cross country [...]

Russians hacked into America’s electric grid. Here’s why securing it is hard.

It's easier to see how customers benefit from increased grid security than it is to justify making them pay for it. Read Dr. Ted Kury's full article at The Conversation.