California Utilities Prep Nation's Biggest Time-of-Use Rate Rollout

California will soon be putting over 20 million consumers on time-of-use (TOU) electrical rates.

TOU rates help customers save money by shifting their use away from high-priced time periods. The rates help utilities reduce their expenditures by lowering the highest demand they must meet.

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The Importance of a Test Plan

Earlier in my career when I spent most of my time as a business end user of CRM software, I wondered why it was important to have a Test plan. Our project had a Project plan and we were already familiar with writing test cases so what was all the hype about documenting a Testing plan? I recall thinking; can’t we just stop wasting our time and just move into the Testing phase?