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What Online Ticket Selling Can Teach Us About Data and Energy Innovation

Posted by Hannah Polikov

Jun 1, 2017 5:25:48 PM

This blog post is based on remarks delivered at “Securing Smart Grid Data,” a forum sponsored by the Lexington Institute. Video of Polikov’s talk is available here. 

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The other day, I decided I really wanted to go see the Broadway Musical “Hamilton.” So I went online, and pretty quickly I realized two things: 1) Even though it’s been running for two years, the show is still completely sold out, and 2) You can get tickets, from resellers. I’m not talking about finding some guy standing on the corner an hour before curtain, scalping tickets. The aftermarket for Hamilton tickets is a very sophisticated, innovative marketplace. There are lots of different sites connecting sellers and buyers and there are sites that aggregate those different sites, very similar to what Priceline or Kayak does for airline tickets. Those of us who want to see consumer-focused innovation in energy could learn a lot from this.

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Everything You Need to Know about Public Utility Commissions

Posted by Hannah Polikov

Jul 17, 2013 11:36:00 AM

AEE PUC Shareable 1Who sets utility rates in each state? Who approves – or disapproves – billions of dollars in utility infrastructure investment year in and year out? Who determines whether utilities are meeting their energy efficiency mandates? Who clears a path for advanced energy technologies and services to help consumers get secure, clean, affordable energy – or keeps barriers in the way?


The answer to all these questions: Public Utility Commissions.


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Forum Gets Utility Commissioners Talking Advanced Energy

Posted by Hannah Polikov

Jun 3, 2013 4:48:00 PM

Public Utility CommissionersOn May 23rd, the AEE Institute held its first Public Utility Commission (PUC) Forum. These gatherings are part of our PUC Engagement Program, and for this first time out we partnered with the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners (NECPUC) and AEE’s regional partner, the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC), to bring together regulators and senior staff from around the region to talk about how advanced energy technologies could – and should – reshape the utility landscape. With six commissioners and 12 senior staff from five New England States (MA, NH, VT, RI and ME) participating, it was a big success.

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