Preparing Utilities for the 2020 Storm Season Amidst COVID-19

The warehouse and stores at utilities are at the center of all materials and inventory-related activities, especially during the storm season, when the focus is “keeping the lights on.” All utilities plan for this eventuality and are operationally geared to focus their efforts on keeping the line crews and repairs personnel supplied with construction and […]

What Determines a Utility’s Ability to Adapt to Disruption?

What determines how well a Utility adapts to the introduction of disruptive technology? And does the introduction of that technology always confer a competitive advantage on the utility? Zainal Arifin, the VP of technological development and standardisation at PLN in Indonesia asked the exact same question and came back with some interesting results. In a […]

Data-Driven Energy Management Systems Prove Key to Greater Efficiency

A white paper released by ABB has revealed that smart energy management systems can help facility managers reduce energy consumption by up to 45%. In the paper, The new era of energy management, ABB explains the multiple benefits of utilizing smart energy management systems that leverage new digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and […]

What does COVID-19 mean for Caribbean Energy?

AN INTERVIEW WITH JED BAILEY, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF ENERGY NARRATIVE Nate Graham (Program Associate, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries): For more than six months, Covid-19 and the measures implemented to slow its spread have had a devastating effect on the global economy, with activity ceasing almost entirely in some sectors. The virtual disappearance of […]

ENERGY INDUSTRY AND COVID-19: STRATEGISING FOR THE ‘NEW NORMAL’

The world has changed. The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has seen to that. Safeguarding and stabilising operations, liquidity, people, supply chains and markets has been the overwhelming first priority. Now, companies must start thinking strategically about how they will adapt as the pandemic and markets evolve. As well as affecting countless lives, COVID-19 has unleashed a […]

SOLAR UNDER STORM

Best Practices for Policymakers for Resilient Photovoltaic Systems for Islands July 14, 2020  |  By: Laurie Stone, Rocky Mountain Institute As the intensity and frequency of hurricanes and typhoons increase, islands—which contribute little to climate change—are suffering disproportionate damage to their energy infrastructure and economies, and thus their people’s health and wellbeing. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

COMMUNICATION EFFECTIVENESS

  While effective communication has always defined enduring relationships, it cannot be refuted that COVID-19 has possibly permanently altered customers’ expectations of service delivery. Catering to customer convenience has made the need to radically revamp our modes and channels of engagement today. It is important to: keep it simple keep it sincere keep it relevant […]

COVID-19: Strengthening Enterprise Resiliency in Uilities

Protecting People, Communities and Business Safety has always been a core value for the utilities industry. Now in the face of a global pandemic, ensuring that critical lifeline services are not interrupted has created an unprecedented challenge. The near-term decisions utility leaders make today to protect their employees, communities and business from COVID-19, will undoubtedly […]