Officials working to protect the nation from online threats are casting a wide net as they seek to guard against hackers and foreign governments targeting the United States. Lately the focus has shifted to the power lines and oil pipelines that crisscross the country, providing vital energy sources that could be hijacked for nefarious ends. This article was published in the June 2014 issue of The Hill and appears here with permission.
Advanced analytics programs allow utilities to better estimate where and when the next storm will hit and respond quicker.
Shale Gas in the U.S. Has Created a Competitive Advantage for Chemical Manufacturers.
Just as Sisyphus, an ancient king from Greek mythology, was forced to push a boulder up a hill only to watch it roll back down the hill for all eternity, achieving meaningful tax reform can at times feel like a long and fruitless task.
Invariably, when you have an electric utility providing power to customers, there will be cases when power is not available. There are diverse reasons for this - mechanical equipment failure, planned maintenance, operator error or forces of nature can cause power delivery to be interrupted. Irrespective of outage root causes, a certain number of customers are without power for some time. This article was published in the September 2013 issue of Electricity Today magazine and appears here with permission.
This article, which appears in the Oil & Gas Monitor online edition, addresses some of the more interesting and relevant issues impacting the industry broadly.
This article which was published in the May/June 2013 issue of Texas CEO magazine, and appears here with their permission, discusses the unique supply chain and corporate citizenship challenges energy companies are facing as they work in remote shale plays.
This article in American Gas magazine's "Burner Tips" column focuses on procurement best practices for the power and utilities industry. The article was published in the May 2013 issue and appears here with permission of the American Gas Association.
The smart grid transition has major project management and technical hurdles, but addressing the confluence of workforce issues it creates can be even more challenging.