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The POWER Podcast

The POWER Podcast is available through Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Spotify, iHeart, Stitcher, TuneIn, SoundCloud, and some other podcast apps. Follow the links below to subscribe via your favorite platform: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify iHeart Stitcher TuneIn SoundCloud The POWER Podcast Archive: Good Water Treatment Systems Need Both Equipment and Chemistry Interview […]

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Is Carbon Pricing the Key to a Clean Energy Future? [PODCAST]

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) has proposed incorporating the social cost of carbon into the wholesale price of electricity. According to an October-released study conducted by the consulting firm Analysis Group, “A carbon price in NYISO’s competitive wholesale power markets can help deliver New York’s clean-energy transition in faster, cheaper, more reliable, more […]

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Public vs. Private: The Debate Continues

In the September issue of POWER , I wrote about a public utility (JEA) that is exploring privatization, and in October, I looked at a city (Boulder, Colorado) that is exploring municipalization. While I think

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Public vs. Private: The Boulder Case

In my “Speaking of Power” column last month, I explained that JEA, a community-owned utility in northeast Florida, is contemplating privatization. One of the reasons JEA is considering the change is that

Texas’ Impending Reliability Issues With Wind Power

COMMENTARY Texas has the most wind capacity of any state, generating about 16% of its electricity from wind. In August, as temperatures rose above 100F and consumers increased their use of air conditioning, Texas’ grid operators struggled to meet the record demand for electricity. Many of the wind turbines could not operate because the wind […]

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Electric Power Trends and Opportunities

I was recently reviewing a report issued last year by BMI Research, a Fitch Group company. The Megatrends 2050 Special Report , as it is called, suggests there are three main trends that will transform the