Energy & Utilities

Holistic business and technology solutions for the transforming energy and utilities industry.

  • Join our webinar on March 26th

    Industry: Energy & Utilities
    Date: March 26, 2014
    Time: 12:00 PM CST

    Emerging evidence suggests that the number of water utilities embracing smart meters, AMI communications, and related smart grid technologies is on a significant upswing, which represents a new trend for the water industry. Historically, water utilities have been hesitant to make large investments in AMI technologies due to doubts that the costs incurred can be justified by the associated benefits. This is no longer the case.

  • By Jim McClanahan as featured in IEEE

    Industry: Energy & Utilities
    Date: February 12, 2014

    Jim McClanahan, senior principal in West Monroe Partners’ Energy & Utilities practice, explains the best policy in distribution planning is to anticipate telecommunications requirements and plan comprehensively. The costs of not doing so can include installation of incompatible or redundant systems, an inability to scale systems up and excessively difficult or expensive maintenance.

  • The right business systems framework sets the stage for NCA to achieve aggressive growth goals.

    Industry: Energy & Utilities
    Capability: Customer Experience
    NCA is one of the leading providers of networking and telecommunications products and services in the western United States.
  • Industry: Energy & Utilities
    Date: January 13, 2014

    The installation of distributed generation renewable technologies has grown exponentially the last few years. Utilities have been faced with many new challenges including approving interconnection applications, workflow processing, electricity forecasting and provision of grid services.

  • As featured in Energy Efficiency Markets

    Industry: Energy & Utilities
    Date: October 28, 2013
    Energy Efficiency Markets featured a podcast with West Monroe Partners' Managing Director of Energy and Utilities, Tom Hulsebosch, on The Link Between Distributed Generation and Efficiency. Tom discusses the energy efficiency angle of adding renewables to the grid, and why efficiency is important for utilities making the transition. He goes onto explain the holistic relationship between energy efficiency and distributed generation and that embracing energy efficiency is the best business case for reducing the amount of energy we have to generate.
  • Chicago Solar Express to Drive Solar Development and Create Green Jobs

    Industry: Energy & Utilities
    Date: October 22, 2013

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Environmental Law and Policy Center and West Monroe Partners announced today the launch of Chicago Solar Express, a streamlined and progressive permitting, zoning and interconnection process established for residents and developers seeking to place solar installations on residential and commercial projects. 

  • As featured in Forbes

    Industry: Energy & Utilities
    Date: September 23, 2013

    Jeff Smith, principal in West Monroe Partners' Energy & Utilities practice, discusses how the increase of solar activity has affected utilities and distributed generation.

  • Industry: Energy & Utilities
    Date: August 20, 2013
    Time: 12:00 PM CST
    Join us for our webinar on August 20th as we discuss some of the key challaneges and opportunities that utilities are facing right now with managing distributed generation resources.
  • As featured in Digital Journal

    Industry: Energy & Utilities
    Date: August 13, 2013
    Tom Hulsebosch and David South will both be speaking at the RETECH Conference in Washington, D.C. on September 9th.
  • By David South, as featured in Energy Efficiency Markets

    Industry: Energy & Utilities
    Capability: Operations Excellence
    Date: August 4, 2013
    President Obama has called for utilities to use more renewable energy. What does this mean for distributed generation and energy efficiency? Lisa Cohn interviews David South in this podcast.
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