Consultants’ Newsletter Touches on How Credit Crunch Fiasco Could Hurt U.S. Utilities

With global stock markets reeling in the last week, I found a report from Black& Veatch to be quite interesting and worth the read. Specifically, the report notes how the growing credit crunch could hurt capital-intensive utilities. Constellation Energy and Reliant Energy are but two utilities that have recently suffered. More examples may be on…


Home Energy Comes One Step Closer

At the IDC Energy and Utilities Forum in Milan a couple of weeks ago I offered a presentation on the connected home. During my presentation I spoke about key enablers of the connected home and devices that make it easy to form a home area network (HAN) for energy efficiency and other home automation functions….


CIO Magazine Offers Advice on Unified Communications

To follow up on our blog entry about CLP Group’s successful Unified Communications pilot, utility company CIOs considering the implications of Unified Communications should take a look at the September 15 edition of CIO, which contains the article “Your Plan for Unified Communications.” Many utility observers believe that Unified Communications (a healing of the split…