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Mar 24, 2014
Nexant Product Marketing
Key takeaways from the 2014 WEI Spring Symposium
Mar 18, 2014
Recently a number of media outlets in our industry have been talking about the “utility death spiral.” The timing of the death spiral idea is interesting, and we currently have four trends that are coming together in active play.
Mar 5, 2014
Noreen Howat
As a proud sponsor of World Bio Markets Conference, Nexant delegates shared some key takeaways and observed industry trends from the 2014 event.
Feb 9, 2014
Nexant Product Marketing
Once deployed, smart meters can send out ‘last gasp signal’, which is an automatic message to the utility indicating that consumer residence has run into a power outage, on the immediate occurrence of such an event. Utilities can use the last-gasp data to analyze the outage event. This will enable faster crew deployment for outage restoration activities
Feb 17, 2014
Sam Mueller
The small business sector has been a hotly debated topic when it comes to utilities looking for ways to meet increasingly aggressive demand side management and energy efficiency goals.
Feb 12, 2014
Eric Bober
Ethane from natural gas has become the feedstock of choice for ethylene in the U.S., displacing C5+ liquids. High margins have inspired six firms, including ExxonMobil and Chevron, to consider building crackers -- with a total 7.7 million tons of capacity. That would constitute a cracker explosion
Feb 6, 2014
Matt Gibbs
As utility DSM program and portfolio managers face the dual challenges of increased savings goals and reduced administrative budgets, they increasingly look to trade allies for assistance. The results are often mixed as they grapple with the work of recruiting and managing a diverse set of service providers with motivations often different from the utility itself.
Feb 5, 2014
Nexant Product Marketing
A major challenge facing most utilities is that they still rely on painful spreadsheets, ineffective additions to their CIS Systems, or archaic home-grown custom solutions where their DSM program data is only partially captured, disconnected, and difficult to manage with poor visibility.
Sep 17, 2013
Roger Treinen
This newsletter reports on (i) the results of the August 2013 Primary and Variation FTR auctions and (ii) the Provisional FTR Hedge Values for the FTR Period of August 2013. Nexant hopes that market...
Sep 29, 2014
Justin S. Miller
In late-September 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras (the “Northern Triangle”) presented to United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and US Secretary of State...