Author Archives: John Villali

Energy

3 Key Points about the Changing Utility Industry to Take Away from Tendril’s Acquisition of EnergySavvy

On May 3rd, 2019, Tendril announced the agreement to acquire EnergySavvy in a strategic move to gain more market share in the competitive utility home energy management space.  Tendril’s core offerings have been focused on residential customer engagement products and services, which provide personalized energy efficiency and demand side management products and programs. The acquisition of EnergySavvy brings advanced personalization capabilities to the Tendril Platform.

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2019 Predictions Energy IDC FutureScape - Worldwide Predictions

Top 10 Worldwide Utilities 2019 Predictions

IDC Utilities 2019 Predictions

Utilities are facing challenges in their transformation journey. They need to overcome siloed initiatives by integrating and orchestrating change across the organization. They need to strengthen weak road maps, which are responsible for the transformation deadlock. They must close their talent gap and overcome their inability to scale up innovation. Finally, they need to introduce new sets of key performance indicators (KPIs). This journey is neither easy nor painless, but if they will do it right, they will deliver value to customers, employees, shareholders, and society.

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Energy

New Model Capacity Markets Expected to Drive Operational Excellence

New Model Capacity Markets Expected to Drive Operational Excellence

PJM’s “pay for performance” Reliability Pricing Model (RPM) capacity market is expected to drive operational excellence from traditional fossil fuel generators. FERC’s Order 745 being upheld in the courts earlier this year and puts the demand response (DR) at the forefront of capacity market model changes. FERC 745 will provide demand response participants the opportunity to participate in capacity markets and receive capacity payments on an equal level playing field with generators. This ruling should have some independent power producers and traditional utility generators concerned.

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