Andrew DeCastro

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The Future of the Grid is the Future of Energy

by Andrew DeCastro | Jun 19, 2019

What does the energy industry of tomorrow look like? As more distributed energy resources and connected devices come online, the aging electrical grid may become more difficult to maintain....

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June is National Safety Month

by Andrew DeCastro | Jun 04, 2019

June is National Safety Month, a time intended to raise awareness about maintaining safety at home and at work. Electric and gas malfunctions can be hazardous, so this is a good time to review...

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A Customer-centric Approach to Energy

by Andrew DeCastro | May 29, 2019

Utilities are moving away from a one-way distribution model and their traditional role as energy providers. Instead, they are offering digital and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) services and...

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The Future of Energy Efficiency

by Andrew DeCastro | May 21, 2019

As more states commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions – and some, like California, have ambitious goals – energy efficiency will be an important tool in meeting those goals. Additionally, as ...

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Cybersecurity Solutions in the Energy Industry

by Andrew DeCastro | May 07, 2019

As the traditional electric power grid evolves into a connected smart grid consisting of millions of interconnected devices and entities, the potential for malicious hackers increases...

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Energy Efficiency – The Obvious and Not-So-Obvious Benefits for Utilities and their Customers

by Andrew DeCastro | Apr 24, 2019

It seems that energy efficiency has become a buzzword, especially among politicians who vow to increase efficiency alongside renewable resources. But what does it mean for energy utilities and...

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Under Pressure: Affinity Partnerships Offer Low-Risk Revenue Alternative for Energy Utilities

by Andrew DeCastro | Apr 10, 2019

Improved energy efficiency, increased interest in renewable energy and flattening load growth, combined with a pressing need for grid optimization, means that many energy utilities are looking to...

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How Can the Growth of Natural Gas Be Sustained?

by Andrew DeCastro | Mar 26, 2019

With coal continuing to decline, the US natural gas industry has seen incredible growth over the last ten years, and now suppliers are exploring ways to keep up the demand.

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Improving Your Customers' Digital Experience

by Andrew DeCastro | Mar 11, 2019

The coming of age of the first truly digital generation and the proliferation of the Internet of Things and smart homes represent a largely untapped opportunity for utilities who master the...

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