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
In the recently released 2014 Grid Modernization Index (GMI), Illinois ranked as the number three state in the nation based on its progress in modernizing its electric systems with smart grid technologies....More
Each day utilities install more and more intelligent devices as they automate their generation facilities, substations, and other assets. The resulting data is driving a convergence of IT and OT functions, enabling new levels of control. The devices typically communicate wirelessly using one of several technologies. The most reliable is 802.11 Wi-Fi-based mesh. The short white paper: Fine mesh: Mesh 802.121 wireless network connectivity provides a summary comparison of the main wireless technologies available.