Dramatic changes are transforming all aspects of the energy industry. Interest in renewable energy is at an all-time high. Consumers want greater control over their energy use and payment methods. The prevalence of smartphone apps and “smart” technology for the home is increasing, and consumers and businesses are showing greater interest in electric vehicles. There’s… Continue reading.
Each year as Miami-Cass REMC’s CEO, I am given the privilege of addressing you, our members, at our member appreciation day/annual meeting. Here are a few highlights from my address to those in attendance. Employee retirement: Line Superintendent Mike Long, a Miami-Cass employee for 41 years, retired at beginning of the year and Director of… Continue reading.
Resiliency of the grid is one of the most popular concepts being talked about in the electric industry today. This concept recently made headlines in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which caused extraordinary damage to Puerto Rico’s electric grid. The damage resulted in the longest sustained outage in U.S. history. Lack of resilience… Continue reading.
While fireworks and Independence Day parades are synonymous with the Fourth of July, no such fanfare comes to mind when discussing energy efficiency. Perhaps it should. If you think about it, energy efficiency not only benefits individuals and families, but the country as a whole. Energy efficiency, combined with energy conservation and advances in technology… Continue reading.