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DHagar
DHagar
7/7/2014 | 3:33:42 PM
Re: (Better) Power to the People
@danielcawrey, good point.  I think customers will accept a "one time" infrastructure development if it leads to better overall energy management - which will have long-term financial benefits.  It can be seen as a smarter investment.
danielcawrey
danielcawrey
7/5/2014 | 12:08:02 PM
Re: (Better) Power to the People
It makes a ton of sense for utilities to rid themselves of old mechanical technology in favor of newer solutions. It's all about a leap forward in efficiency. 

That being said, there is one issue in that these infrastructure upgrades will require customers to pay more in the long run. These type of expensive swap-out will require many utilities to ask regulators for a price hike. 
DHagar
DHagar
7/3/2014 | 6:44:34 PM
Re: (Better) Power to the People
Jason, impressive utilities infrastructure!  It looks like they are building a strong platform that can truly change the behavior of customers; particularly since they have a well-integrated utility system.  It will be interesting to see now if they can "engage" their customers to use the information for better power management.


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