Is utility cyber security in as dire straits and how should utility cyber security be addressed in this age of increasing digitalization, growing reliance on intelligent energy devices, and the rapid deployment distributed energy resources?...More
The 2015 Black & Veatch Strategic Directions: Smart Utility report explores how advances in telecommunications, automation and data analytics are changing the relationship between utilities and their customers....More
The Electric Power Research Institute has released a framework that all stakeholders in the electricity sector can use to assess benefits and costs of technologies and systems related to the integration of distributed energy resources....More
In a recent Breaking Energy commentary, Bill Radvak, CEO of America Vanadium, stated “The electricity grid is set for a major transformation … and energy storage is going to play a center stage role.”...More
There are various definitions of distributed energy resources. Essentially, they include technologies on the customer side of the meter: Distributed generation, distributed energy storage, solar PV, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and a focus on microgrid technology to enable renewables to be connected to the grid. Learn what technologies can help overcome the challenges without implementing distributed energy resources.
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