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The Impact of the Inflation Reduction Act on Transferrable Tax Credits

Moss adams

Aside from changes to renewable energy, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has brought significant changes to the landscape of tax credits. With the introduction of transferable tax credits on the federal level, there’s a timely need to understand how these changes impact various stakeholders. This explores the nuances of these transferable credits and their…

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Inflation Reduction Act Can Impact Company Investments

Recent months have shown that the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is a hot topic in the energy industry, sparking extensive discussions about its implications and opportunities. As businesses and organizations seek to join the renewable energy movement, understanding the nuances of the IRA is crucial.  A recent study highlighted that renewable energy investments are…

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Energy Reporting for Utilities & Businesses Isn’t Just for Transparency. It’s for Energy & Cost Savings, Too.

As cities and states increasingly implement energy benchmarking, disclosure, and transparency mandates, utilities and businesses find themselves navigating a complex landscape of compliance and opportunity. The rise of building performance standards, such as New York’s Local Law 97, Boston’s Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO), and Denver’s Energize Denver, underscores the urgency for detailed…

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Data Sharing and GIS Integration: Critical Drivers for Successful Utility Asset Management

Data sharing and GIS integration are revolutionizing utility asset management, enabling unprecedented collaboration and efficiency between utility companies and telecommunications providers. As these entities increasingly share critical infrastructure, the need for robust, data-driven strategies to monitor and maintain these assets becomes paramount. This integration facilitates precise asset health monitoring, enhances preventive maintenance, and…

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Building Bridges in Energy: Collaborative Efforts Will Integrate Public and Private LTE Networks for Grid Modernization

As the demand for more robust and resilient power grids intensifies, utilities increasingly combine public and private LTE networks. This strategic shift is essential for meeting the complex requirements of modern power grids and ensuring reliable energy distribution. The collaboration between telecommunications companies and utility providers is now more critical than ever to…

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From Scalability & Security to Holistic Data Integration: The Impact of LTE Networks in Grid Modernization

As the utility sector pushes towards grid modernization, a pressing question arises: Why should carriers provide low-cost LTE networks for monitoring new devices in the grid, and why is it crucial for utilities to avoid deploying a multitude of disparate network solutions? This inquiry is especially pertinent given the rapid evolution of smart grid…

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Utility Companies Should Aim for Flexible Network Solutions for Long Term Success

As the global push towards sustainable energy practices intensifies, utility companies face the monumental task of modernizing their grids to accommodate new technologies and increasing demand. The challenge lies not just in the adoption of new technologies but in choosing the right network solutions that align with their specific modernization goals.  How can utility…

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Generative AI in Content Marketing: Why Creativity & Authenticity Will Make it Work
July 11, 2024

Will 2024 be known as the year AI made waves in content marketing? It sure seems so, with recent AI-driven ads from Toys R Us and Under Armour generating significant buzz online. Not just this: Despite having no official ties to the brand, a mock Volvo ad created entirely by AI has also gone…

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Hiring Made Human: Hiring When You’re a Start-Up
July 11, 2024

The challenges of hiring for a startup have become more pronounced these days than ever. With technological advancements and evolving market demands, startups must be agile and strategic in their hiring practices to ensure success. According to some studies, nearly 90 percent of startups fail, with a significant factor being the inability to attract…

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Fifth Inning – Focus on the Customer
July 11, 2024

In a compelling narrative by Jesse Cole, the Savannah Bananas, a baseball team known for its unconventional approach, has declared advertising dead. Cole emphatically asserts that while advertising may attract customers, it is the fan experience that fosters lasting loyalty. In a bold move, the Savannah Bananas have eliminated all forms of advertising at…

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The Trucking Industry Needs a Fitness Overhaul to Jumpstart a Trucking Health Revolution
July 11, 2024

With the trucking industry seeing many changes that prioritize efficiency and productivity, the health of truck drivers has increasingly peaked as a critical concern. With life expectancies for truck drivers averaging 16 years less than the general population, there is an urgent need to address health issues within the industry. Recent initiatives, like the…

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Utility Industry is Prioritizing Bandwidth Optimization as Part of Network Integration Efforts
May 8, 2024

With the utility industry gradually changing, a significant focus has been placed on modernizing the energy grid to accommodate more sophisticated data capture and sharing capabilities. This shift is driven by the need to optimize bandwidth and improve the efficiency and reliability of power delivery, especially in light of increasing demands such as electric…

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Advanced Metering and Data Management Tech: The Key to Meeting Clean Energy Goals in the Utility Industry
May 8, 2024

As nations and communities aggressively pursue clean energy targets, utilities find themselves at a pivotal crossroads of innovation and responsibility. These ambitious objectives are far more than aspirational—they herald a transformation in the operation of energy systems, incorporating inherently intermittent renewable sources such as solar and wind. This evolution prompts essential questions about whether…

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Virtualization and Internal Network Security Monitoring: Two Significant Changes Coming in NERC’s 2024 Regulation Updates
May 8, 2024

NERC’s 2024 regulation updates undergo significant transformations with the introduction of new standards focusing on virtualization and internal network security monitoring (INSM). This shift, vital for ensuring robust cybersecurity across the electrical grid, beckons a new era of compliance and operational technology management. Understanding their implications becomes crucial for industry professionals as these…

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Utility Asset Maintenance Comes with Hidden Challenges Companies Can Get Ahead Of
May 7, 2024

Putting the world of utility management in focus, the maintenance of infrastructure assets plays a critical role in ensuring reliable service delivery. Recent discussions have highlighted a significant gap in how utilities monitor and manage these assets, particularly those parts that are not immediately visible or measurable. As utilities increasingly rely on a blend…

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Asset Intelligence is a Major Factor in Modernizing the Energy Grid
May 7, 2024

The global energy grid is seeing increased demand as renewable energy sources, electric vehicles (EVs), and battery storage systems become increasingly integrated into our daily lives. This shift has highlighted the urgent need for modernization strategies that can accommodate such dynamic changes. With a growing trend towards a decentralized energy landscape, the complexity behind…

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Redefining the Energy Grid Edge Has to Include What’s Beyond the Meter
May 7, 2024

The concept of the “grid edge” in the world of energy management is undergoing quite some transformation right now. Traditionally defined by the boundary of metered electricity delivery, the grid edge is now seen as a broader and more complex interface that includes not just the meter, but also behind-the-meter technologies and upstream elements…

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Closing the Visibility Gap: Utility Companies can Revolutionize Energy Distribution with Smart Grid Monitoring
May 6, 2024

The rapid advancement of smart grid technologies has ushered in an era where smart grid monitoring and managing energy distribution have become pivotal for utility companies. However, despite significant advancements, a critical gap remains in visibility from the feeder to the meter, often resulting in inefficiencies and vulnerabilities within the grid. This gap underscores…

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Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is the Bridge to Better Energy Management and a Clean Energy Ecosystem Where Everyone Wins
May 6, 2024

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) 2.0 emerges as a beacon of innovation and sustainability in the face of rising energy costs and the urgent need for cleaner, more efficient energy use. AMI 2.0, characterized by its edge-computing capabilities, is redefining the landscape of energy management and conservation. By enabling real-time data access and greater control over…

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Cost Savings in Energy Management: Businesses Can Leverage EV Battery Storage to Optimize Energy Use and Reduce Peak Charges
May 5, 2024

In an era where environmental sustainability aligns with economic incentives, commercial entities are increasingly turning to electric vehicle charging and battery storage solutions. This shift is not merely about adopting greener technologies but is also driven by the potential for substantial cost savings in energy management. As companies grapple with the complexities of energy…

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