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Shifting Gears | Our view of the “Utility of the Future”

An often-heard term at Continuum Advisory Group is “the Utility of the Future”. This most often describes a shift to new or emerging technology that will define a new era of efficient operation. It can change how construction takes place and how companies operate.

While physical assets are critical, there’s another more important aspect of corporate operations at stake, management of the way we run the business. We believe that a “Utility of the Future” will change management practices as much, if not more, than operational practices.

Consider the current gas utility environment: The Industry is subject to increased regulation, deteriorating infrastructure, and an aging experienced workforce that serve an industry that young people are not attracted to. There are many moving parts and managing those parts will be the major challenge – or opportunity.

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New Interstate Transmission Line Could Dampen Interest in Fracking in North Carolina

Gas-Drill-Fracking1The potential for the use of hydraulic fracturing as a technique to purse shale oil/gas in North Carolina has received lots of attention and recent legislation proposed by the state government might ease the path to using this technique that is currently outlawed.  Two local papers, The Raleigh News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer, have been following this topic.  In preparation of a recent article, I completed a series of interviews with the author, John Murawski. 

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