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Are Electric Vehicles (EVs) Poised to Save the Utility?
Ownership of electric vehicles including plug-in hybrids continues its growth in the U.S. and around the world, and several manufacturers are unveiling new models with a higher mileage range and lower price point. Additionally, manufacturers' efforts to package EVs with green home innovations may present utilities with a new source of load that could rekindle the past days of robust load growth.
Industry Continues to Strengthen Gas Pipeline Safety Regulations
Safety is cited as the No. 1 concern among all sectors of the natural gas industry. Recent incidents have exposed the risks associated with aging infrastructure and traditional operating procedures, and they have prompted the federal agency responsible for regulating pipeline safetyto propose a new natural gas transmission rule. Read about the proposed rule changes as well as some key some principles associated with gas pipeline safety.
The Future of Energy
Will Amazon’s Echo Speakers Become Your Home Energy Management System?
The "home of the future" — one that incorporates a home energy management system or HEMS to control everything from security to energy costs to entertainment — may be here sooner than predicted as new innovations hit the market. Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant, accessed through the home Echo speaker,has thousands of “skills” to help in the home. Utilities are taking notice and seeking new ways to join the smart home revolution.
Energy Currents Provides Expert Insight into Industry Topics and Trends
Enerdynamics' blog, Energy Currents, consistently delivers relevant industry-related content that is a great resource for gas and electricity professionals. As we near our 250th post since launching Energy Currents in January 2011, we're looking back at the Top 10 most popular posts among its readership.
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