At Middle Tennessee EMC, grid modernization involves solar integration, an EV charging program, and a connectivity platform that provides information and control across their distribution system.
Dan Smith, Vice President of Electric Service and Delivery at Austin Energy, describes the utility’s Grid Modernization strategy
Practical applications for distributed resource integration, load balancing and more.
Showcasing smart house new energy management technologies at Los Alamos County.
Distributed energy integration at Los Alamos County.
Why a flexible smart grid platform is critical in preparing for advanced smart grid applications.
Successfully leverage this versatile asset by applying a framework that evaluates potential applications.
Planning and management for the acceleration of Distributed Energy Resource integration.
What new capabilities mean for distribution grid management.
How to Build the Case for the Next Wave of Applications.
Why Utility-Directed Load Management Programs Make More Sense Than Ever Before.
There’s an inherent conflict of interest between regulatory pushes for more distributed energy resources (DERs) and a utility’s ability to make money with traditional rate-making approaches. That’s because traditional incentives…
Earlier this year, when U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry commissioned a report on grid resilience, plenty of players in the solar and wind industries thought the final document…
This past election season, 82 percent of voters in Golden, Colorado said “yes” to a ballot initiative that authorized the town’s city council to make way for a new community…
The U.S. government may be taking a few steps back on policy related to climate change, but the nation’s corporate base is still diversifying its energy mix. While only 5…
The flow of power to most electric vehicles (EVs) today is unidirectional – grid to car – but vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology could make that connection a two-way street. Ahead, researchers…
This past July, Coley Girouard, an associate at the power-sector trade group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), produced a Greentech Media piece on the most important regulatory trends for 2017. Each…
Alex McEachern, founder of Power Standards Lab (PSL) and holder of some 30 patents, knows the exact instant a large bird dragged a dead rat across a distribution line insulator…
Paying the bill—for most energy consumers, it’s the only touch point they’ll have with their power provider in any given year. A 2016 study conducted by Accenture found that the…
Cities around the US are teaming with utilities to benefit communities by leveraging smart technologies.
Across the nation, utilities, energy markets, states and regional energy providers are moving beyond their historic territories and borders to meet new supply and demand challenges—challenges that include managing…
Transmission grids handle two-way power flows, and so can distribution systems.
As the industry moves to accommodate higher levels of renewable energy, storage is emerging as a viable option to overcome intermittency and availability issues. In fact, a recent study by…
The complex and plodding energy regulatory structure in the U.S. is often at odds with the desire for a nimble, reliable and efficient energy system. Looking across the Atlantic, some…
Life on an island has its advantages, but for utility operators dealing with the usual — and sometimes highly unusual — problems associated with providing reliable power, the isolation can…
Even though consumer-owned solar photovoltaics (PV) remain a small part of the generation mix at most U.S. utilities, many utility executives view solar and other distributed energy resources as challenges…
Political, environmental and technological forces continue to transform the utility business model. Here’s a snapshot of how we got here.
Poised for considerable growth in the coming decade, energy storage will provide many services traditionally performed with other devices.
Disruptive changes in how electric power is generated, distributed and consumed are making utilities rethink consumer interaction.
Falling costs for rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, tax incentives and other factors are speeding up the growth of PV
installations in many parts of the country.
How three rural utilities made the move to AMI technology
Getting closer to customers and meaning different things to different stakeholders.
Getting ready for renewables.
Many forces drive change in the energy industry, promising to impact security, power reliability, sustainability and economic growth.
The traditional business model at a crossroads, beset by more new challenges than ever.
The structural changes needed to enable a two-way distribution grid.
How smart grid technology can help.
What’s the future of utility rate structures?
The shifting view of generation: how utilities are finding new opportunities, taking on new roles and addressing new threats.
Advances in metrology: modern meters bring sophisticated measurement to more applications in order to prevent system loss, improve profits and drive efficiency.
Roadside sensors, smart water meters, plug-in charging stations, LEED-certified building, drone technology…energy-efficient tactics are on the rise, creating the new smart city.
Managing tomorrow’s grid: new realities of cybersecurity, power flow, grid reliability and restructuring shape the landscape for the modern utility.
Global energy in focus: explore how utilities around the world are driving change, from new energy policies and pricing models to bold smart city initiatives.
The new utility economy: Managing challenges and maximizing opportunities, from grid modernization and revenue protection to new players in solar.
The new customer relationship: benefits and challenges of solar adoption, prepaid utility service and marketing emerging programs.