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Do Northern California and Southern Australia Herald the End of Baseload Generation?
Traditionally for electric utilities to economically serve customers they've built generating systems with large baseload plants. But with the recent growth of renewables in various global markets, it's becoming possible to run an electric system without baseload units. In some markets like Southern Australia and Northern California, that transition is happening more quickly than many expected.
Surviving the Winter Without Aliso Canyon (and What’s Next When Winter Ends?)
After last year’s leak at the Aliso Canyon gas storage field in Southern California, the state's regulators and legislators are more determined than ever to steer power generation in California away from natural gas and toward a cleaner, carbon-free future. As various agencies work toward a long-term plan that minimizes California's dependence on natural gas, they also are busy implementing short-term plans to ensure adequate natural gas is available this winter to customers whose supply previously relied in part on the now out-of-service Aliso Canyon storage field.
The Future of Energy
A New Workforce Will Drive Energy's Future
The composition of the utility workforce is changing in terms of gender, race, and especially age. Industry studies show that in most utilities, as much as 50% of the workforce will reach retirement age in the next five to 10 years. The expected turnover in employees will come at the same time that the utility industry is grappling with a likely transition to new technologies, new expectations from customers and regulators, competition from technology giants, and a need to develop new business models.
Utility Business Acumen Series Helps Companies Train Their Evolving Workforces
The shifting demographic of utility employees has created a growing need for those working in or servicing the utility business to have access to quality, flexible business acumen training. Enerdynamics' Utility Business Acumen Series helps companies clearly and easily develop a training program that meets their needs in today's rapidly changing landscape.
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