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Visualizing Disruptive Technology Pay-Off

We face today an enormous challenge of making sense of the complexity that swirls around us.  It is not just data; it is the context in which stuff is happening that could change the insight we get from the data.  It is not just volatility; it is the trade-off analysis that slows decisions for fear Read more about Visualizing Disruptive Technology Pay-Off[…]

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When Will Disruptive Technology Shift Power to Energy Customers?

Image via CrunchBase The power of disruptive technology to reshape and change the dynamics of competitive markets is not necessarily in the products we use.  Often it is in the ideas that make those products attractive to customers.  The more attractive the products the more transformational their use can be in competitive markets when customers Read more about When Will Disruptive Technology Shift Power to Energy Customers?[…]

The Dirty Secrets about PHEV

As I sip my first cup of coffee this morning trying to wake up I stumble upon a story by John Peterson on Seeking Alpha about the true cost of plug in electric hybrid vehicles. It’s true that the hybrid cars we’ve come to know are changing the transportation landscape, but Peterson was saying that Read more about The Dirty Secrets about PHEV[…]

Life with My PG&E Smart Meter after One Year

My PG&E Smart Meter was installed in December 2009 so I thought it time to review my first year experience and what I have learned.  The PG&E contractor installed the smart meter in just a few minutes and it worked fine.  No problems with meter operation. Customer Contact from PG&E About a month after my Read more about Life with My PG&E Smart Meter after One Year[…]

US EIA Electric Power 2009 Year in Review: My Take

The US Energy information Administration released its 2009 annual year in review for the electric power industry on November 23, 2010.  Reading it is like a bad dream all over again as it recites the raw, painful truth about the year we lived though that all would like to forget. Net power generation and electricity Read more about US EIA Electric Power 2009 Year in Review: My Take[…]