I appreciate the fact that you publish the letters to the editors regardless if they support you or [not]. Getting the view points of other industry professionals is always of interest, and I feel many of your readers will agree. – William Lewis, Cirro Energy
Happy New Year–How Long Can the Natural Gas Party Continue?
10 January 2013
NOTE: Please read to the end and submit your forecast of July 2013 Henry Hub trading prices to firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday and I extend best wishes for a wonderful and exciting year ahead. Every year, my family takes a picture that we turn into our annual holiday card. The photo is a [...]More »
$2.5 Billion Utility CIS Replacement Market
28 November 2012
For more than a decade, UtiliPoint has surveyed the North American utility industry on customer service trends, investments and outsourcing. Over 200 utilities participated in this year’s survey and one key conclusion is utilities are struggling with the business case for replacing their customer information system (CIS). The survey responses indicate that CISs will be [...]More »
Over the past several years, advanced meter deployments were forecasted to impact the customer information system (CIS) replacement rate. For the past 12 years, UtiliPoint has conducted extensive surveys of utility customer service issue and in particular, customer information systems replacements. As part of this year’s survey involving over 200 respondents we find that the [...]More »
Nuclear Enrichment Facility to be Constructed in Wilmington, N.C.
26 September 2012
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, a joint venture between General Electric Co. and Japan’s Hitachi Ltd, announced it received a license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to build a nuclear enrichment facility on the 1,600-acre site of the company’s global headquarters in Wilmington, N.C. The project is an attempt to commercialize an Australian invention [...]More »
What Does it Take to Light and Cool a Political Convention?
13 September 2012
The past two weeks, the United States experienced a quadrennial phenomenon—national conventions of the two major political parties. I thought it might be interesting to take a broad look at the conventions’ energy usage. I’ll try to stay away from “hot air” quips—not really. Both conventions were held in Sunbelt states (Florida and North Carolina), [...]More »