Part II: What Does the Water Utility of the Future Mean for the Existing Workforce?

Part II: What Does the Water Utility of the Future Mean for the Existing Workforce?

In Part I of this two-part blog, West Monroe identified four key competency areas that we believe will be required to support the Utility of the Future: Water Resources Management Data Management Infrastructure Operations Each represents an area of transformation driven by the change in industry. After defining the areas of competency, we compared current employee types against these...

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Part I: What Does the Water Utility of the Future Mean for the Existing Workforce?

Part I: What Does the Water Utility of the Future Mean for the Existing Workforce?

The water utility landscape is evolving. Utilities are increasingly held accountable for issues related to water scarcity, water quality and flooding. As described in the first blog of our series, West Monroe believes that the Water Utility of the Future will need to develop innovative solutions to continue delivering safe drinking water and meeting growing customer demands; all under the...

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ACE16: The Water Industry Continues to Transform Part 2

ACE16: The Water Industry Continues to Transform Part 2

The American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition served as a gathering place for members of different spectrums of the water sector. Speakers affiliated with utilities, vendors, non-profits and government agencies, and service firms presented their research and insights on the latest water trends and the biggest challenges facing the industry.…

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Methane Regulations & US EPA’s Clean Power Plan Compliance Strategies

The US EPA’s Clean Power Plan proposed in June 2014 is a key component of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.  When final, the rule will require a 30% reduction in carbon emissions from the power sector by 2030 from 2005 levels, with an interim goal in 2020. Many have speculated about what this regulation will mean for electricity producers across the nation, but a common prediction is that...

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Clean Power Plan: Latest News to Know

Hawaiian Industries to Increase Clean Electricity Production Following Merger On December 3rd, NextEra Energy, Inc. and Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) announced an agreement under which the companies agreed to combine. The transaction is valued at approximately $4.3 billion.  Jim Robo, chairman and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy, commented on the transaction, stating that the...

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Carbon Markets – An Early Front Runner for CPP Compliance?

USEPA’s Clean Power Plan requires states to reduce power plant emissions by 30% from 2005 levels by 2030.  States are given some flexibility in how they choose to meet the standard, but they are required to submit compliance plans detailing their approach by June 30, 2016.  While a variety of compliance mechanisms are available, including greater investments in renewable energy, energy...

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Clean Power Plan: Latest News to Know

Ameren Missouri to Reduce CO2 Emissions by 30% over Next 20 Years On October 1st, Ameren Missouri filed its 20-year Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with the Missouri Public Service Commission. The plan calls for major expansions of solar and wind power and is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 30% from 2005 levels by 2035.…

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Latest News Around Clean Power Plan

There has been a lot of media attention surrounding the Clean Power Plan. Here is a round-up of some of the most important industry related news and how it may impact you. Ameren Missouri Responds to CPP with Plans to Build Natural Gas Plants If finalized, the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan will require many utilities to shift their power generation investments and operations.…

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