Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), which has interconnected more rooftop solar power than any utility in America, is proposing smart energy reform in support of sustainable growth of solar power as a vital resource for California....More
A study released by economists at global consulting firm The Brattle Group finds that utility-scale solar photovoltaic systems in the U.S. are significantly more cost effective than residential-scale (rooftop) PV systems...More
When electric customers install solar on their rooftops, some fixed costs required for running the grid can go unrecovered. Our IdeaXchange Xperts weigh in on how to best adjust for this deficiency....More
A report prepared by The Brattle Group for the Advanced Energy Economy Institute finds that high penetration levels of renewable generation are not only technically feasible but are already being managed...More
A new report concludes that the United States' overall fuel mix five years from now will not be dramatically different from the current mix. The report also says that natural gas will continue to be the leading generation resource at the end of 2020, according to the American Public Power Association....More
This paper is an exploration of European networks costs (as paid for by end consumers of power - in this case the residential sector but in principle outcomes also apply to the commercial and small industrial sectors) how these vary and the linkages,...More
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that 11 tribal communities will receive nearly $6 million to accelerate the implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies on tribal lands....More
The news is full of stories about the latest cyber attacks and data breaches. While there hasn't been any news about a major hack of a power plant or substation yet, that doesn't mean bad agents aren't trying. Watch this short video for an overview of the standards now in place, the level of protection they provide and what you can — and should — be doing to implement those standards.
This video helps you understand the state of cyber security but physical security is also a major concern. Watch the webinar After Metcalf: Physical substation security for details of the attack on that substation and the security methods being deployed to protect physical assets from future attacks.