Since the modern electric utility was developed around 1900, it has been granted a service area in which they reside as the sole provider of power. This system is known as the Regulatory Compact. It is the traditional mode of regulation for electric utilities. Utilities invest in massive, long-term infrastructure projects and slowly pass along […]
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About Eli Forrester
Eli Forrester is an energy policy analyst who focuses on smart grid, electric utility structures, and renewable energy. Eli currently works as the Energy & Environment Coordinator at Silicon Valley Leadership Group. He received his B.S. from The Evergreen State College in Sustainable Development and Corporate Responsibility. In 2011, he worked in Denmark as the editor for the University of Copenhagen’s sustainability website while studying the Danish smart grid and its progressive approach to clean energy.
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The creation and expansion of the electric grid over the last century has been a leading contributor to the growth of the United States economy and the quality of American life. The electric grid is a remarkable achievement, allowing millions of users to access power 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. While this […]
It didn’t take long for Elon Musk’s announcement of the Tesla Powerwall to make the rounds on the web and social media. Even Facebook friends whose online presence rarely ventures into the intelligent or news-worthy category were posting about the Powerwall. It made me wonder: what makes this announcement different from the rest of the […]
Its clear by now that the automobile industry is changing rapidly. The way we drive, interact with, and experience transportation will look and feel completely different by the end of the decade. I had the opportunity to listen to industry leaders discuss the evolving automobile landscape last week at Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s annual Driving […]