Utilities

February 19, 2013

James Kelly Forecasts Growth of Smart Grid Sector

James Kelly, former Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Environmental Policy for Southern California Edison, charts the fast-evolving changes and innovations of today’s smart grid sector.

February 19, 2013

David Jacot: LADWP’s New Director of Energy Efficiency Has a Mandate & $267 Million to Spend

Interview with David Jacot, Director of Energy Efficiency at the LADWP, on the $267-million energy efficiency budget for the next two fiscal years.

December 4, 2012

State Sen. Alex Padilla Not Only Chairs but Leads His Energy & Utilities Committee

State Senator Alex Padilla, representative of the San Fernando Valley’s 20th district and chairman of the Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee, talks MIR through the committee’s past and future efforts towards a greener energy system.

December 4, 2012

Israel’s TaKaDu Offers ‘State of the Art’ Water Monitoring Software for Water Utilities

Amir Peleg, founder and CEO of TaKaDu, and Jacob Lipa, president of Psomas Engineering in Los Angeles, discuss TaKaDu’s data-collecting software for water utilities, and how California stacks up in the global push for better water infrastructure.

December 19, 2011

Energy as Driver of Value: Energy Efficiency and Power Generation Increasingly Relevant to Developers

Excerpts from an Urban Land Institute panel on energy efficiency, power generation, and development. As utilities and energy companies move towards distributed power, how can building owners, businesses, and developers act now?

November 8, 2011

Sustainable Business Council & UCLA Host Smart Grid Panel

What is the smart grid? Where are the Southern California utilities in working towards its implementation? A Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles panel examines these questions.

November 3, 2011

LADWP’s Ron Nichols: We Need Capital Investment

Los Angeles' power and water infrastructure system is aging, and a spirit of environmental responsibility is driving the LADWP to make bold changes. Addressing these developments, however, requires significant capital investment. The current economic and political climate makes advocating for expensive investments a daunting challenge. In a recent talk, LADWP General Manager Ron Nichols explained the situation and his approach.

July 12, 2019

Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Recovery Report Confirms Status Quo Not Sustainable

CPUC Commissioner Carla Peterman highlights the wildfire commission's findings and discusses regulatory solutions that balance the competing concerns of wildfire victims, ratepayers, and electric utilities.

June 13, 2019

CPUC's Transition to a Resilience Agency: Commissioner Cliff Rechtschaffen

Commissioner Cliff Rechtschaffen details how the California Public Utilities Commission is moving to play an active role in climate adaptation, resilience, and public safety.

June 25, 2018

Carla Peterman on CPUC’s Vote to Invest in EV Charging Infrastructure

After the California Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved investing $768 million for electric vehicle charging stations, TPR sat down with Commissioner Carla Peterman.

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