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.

Read more here:

https://www.utilitydive.com/news/california-utilities-prep-nations-biggest-time-of-use-rate-roll-out/543402/

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?