Post Tagged with: "grid modernization"

New report explores 10 grid reform concepts, case studies for utilities to consider

New report explores 10 grid reform concepts, case studies for utilities to consider

November 12, 2018 at 9:45 am 0 comments

A frequent topic on this site over the last year is the need for more advanced utility business models and a new report from the Advanced Energy Economy and Rocky Mountain Institute echoes this sentiment, noting that advancing efficient and equitable approaches to update the utility business model is crucial toRead More

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Internet of Energy update: Google, Stanford, SunTech to collaborate on new DER, customer load controllers

October 25, 2018 at 11:02 am 0 comments

SunTech Drive is part of a new collaboration with both Stanford University and Google that is tied to the Department of Energy’s NODES (Networks of Distributed Energy Systems) initiative. The objective is to coordinate and control consumer loads and distributed energy resources (DERs) out to the absolute edge of theRead More

Five ways to modernize the U.S. electric power grid via Advanced Energy Economy

Five ways to modernize the U.S. electric power grid via Advanced Energy Economy

August 6, 2018 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) and Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum (CRES Forum) released a policy paper outlining five recommendations to modernize the U.S. electric power grid. By unleashing advanced energy investment, encouraging innovation in the electricity sector, and providing more affordable energy options for all consumers, there are opportunitiesRead More

How a Virginia Tech researcher plans to use smart inverters to change the grid

How a Virginia Tech researcher plans to use smart inverters to change the grid

June 29, 2018 at 7:00 am Comments are Disabled

The U.S. power grid, after faithfully delivering electricity to our neighborhoods for generations, is facing significant changes to how it operates — thanks to solar installations, wind farms, new energy storage systems and electric vehicles. As utilities meet the challenges of incorporating distributed energy sources on the low- and medium-voltageRead More

NREL asks: What’s the state of EV infrastructure in the U.S.?

NREL asks: What’s the state of EV infrastructure in the U.S.?

October 5, 2017 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

A new study from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) quantifies how much charging infrastructure would be needed in the United States to support various market growth scenarios for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). Sales of PEVs—which include plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and all-electric vehicles (EVs)—haveRead More

Transparent utility data key factor in grid modernization, says new SEIA paper

Transparent utility data key factor in grid modernization, says new SEIA paper

August 2, 2017 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

Earlier this week we noted that SEPA was looking for opinions concerning the evolving role of utilities in this increasingly distributed generation world. Right on cue, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released the second paper in a series on grid modernization that tackles the need for improved distribution planning and operations.Read More

SEPA and SGIP to combine forces to better focus on DERs, grid modernization

SEPA and SGIP to combine forces to better focus on DERs, grid modernization

January 31, 2017 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

Julia Hamm, CEO and President of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), and Sharon Allan, CEO and President of SGIP, will kick off DistribuTECH 2017 in San Diego with an announcement of the intent to merge the two organizations under the SEPA brand and organizational umbrella. The Smart Electric PowerRead More