A regulated electric utility that is committed to investing in smart grid and renewable resource technologies such that the following benefits are realized:
Communities and officials that recognize the need for change and innovation in the ways we produce, delivery and utilize energy but also recognize that change can be disruptive and can negatively impact certain segments of society and commerce. This recognition should lead to an inclusive and well thought out transition that seeks solutions that are environmentally sustainable, affordable, fair and reflect measurable improvement over the traditional models.
A regulatory and business environment where innovative ideas and concepts can freely enter the playing field and compete.
New technologies that open attractive evolutionary pathways to a sustainable energy future.
While changes in the electric sector have been underway for years, many utilities and their traditional monopoly customers have not developed holistic innovative and sustainable strategies to address the significant challenges to their very existence. As a result, they may not be prepared to harness the coming energy market and technology opportunities. As we move toward a more dynamic and sustainable focused energy generation, delivery and management future, those that fail to establish appropriate innovation strategies will continue fall behind and erode their business revenues, customer base, and ability to attract the best employees.