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Whitepaper: The Case for Underground Distribution

Whitepaper: The Case for Underground Distribution

The electric power industry has long stated that overhead (OH) electric distribution is more cost-effective than underground (UG) distribution. But this is the 21st Century, and we don’t need to design electric distribution infrastructure using 20th Century wood poles, span guys, down guys, fly taps and aerial mounted equipment like transformers, switches and cap banks.

Whitepaper: The Case for Underground Distribution

Whitepaper: The Case for Underground Distribution

The electric power industry has long stated that overhead (OH) electric distribution is more cost-effective than underground (UG) distribution. But this is the 21st Century, and we don’t need to design electric distribution infrastructure using 20th Century wood poles, span guys, down guys, fly taps and aerial mounted equipment like transformers, switches and cap banks.

The Next Gen Vision of the Future Event

The Next Gen Vision of the Future Event

I am honored to moderate The Next Gen Vision of the Future panel at Distributech 2020 on January 28th in San Antonio. A diverse panel of planners, engineers and operators with 10-15 years of industry experience will share their vision of the future of the electric...

Whitepaper: Benefits of Electrification

Whitepaper: Benefits of Electrification

Electrification is sweeping through America. The application of safe, reliable, affordable and clean electricity claims many benefits. But, just what are those benefits and why should engaged mayors care? Forward looking, inclusive solutions to never-ending,...

The Path Forward for JEA

The Path Forward for JEA

The Sale of JEA has been discussed and debated for years. It is (was) highly political. Finally, a pro-sale Mayor was elected and now bids are received for the multi-billion dollar deal. Here's the article. Some have advocated (successfully, so far) to sell JEA’s...

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Speak at ASCE Convention this October 11 I'll present on: Artificial Intelligence and Electric Infrastructure Resiliency Speak at Itron this October 14 on Smart Cities I’ll present with Avista Utilities Curt Kirkeby who will update us on the Urbanova project in...

An Upcoming Speaking Event

An Upcoming Speaking Event

I’m honored to speak again about smart cities at Itron’s Utility Week 2019.  I’ll present with Avista Utilities Curt Kirkeby who will update us on the Urbanova project in Spokane. See https://urbanova.org/. Mayors and city managers need real answers about smart cities...

A New Paradigm of Thinking Whitepaper

A New Paradigm of Thinking Whitepaper

Innovation is all the buzz.  But ideas are cheap: it’s solutions that have value.  Can a regulated, monopolistic electric utility compete against the myriad nimble, technology start-ups that plan to change the world?  Does it need to?  We need a “new paradigm of...

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