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Smart Grid


Implications of smart grid development, projects, and policies for the power industry

A Look at the Year Ahead and How Microgrids Are Shaping the Power Industry

2020 was a transformative year for the power sector, underlining both new challenges and potential opportunities. We not only saw how severe weather event threats, such as the wildfires and…



Transforming the Power Industry with DERMS Deployments and Beyond

The shift from energy consumers to prosumers is fundamentally changing the relationship between utilities and their customers. Behind-the-meter distributed energy resources (DERs) transform the ways households consume, generate, and store power.…


The 5 Steps Utilities Should Take in 2021 to Prepare for a Carbon-Neutral Future

We’re at the electric tipping point as electric stoves, vehicles, and construction equipment displace the fossil fuel guzzlers of the past. Yet, before a carbon-neutral future can truly take off,…


Companies Announce New Residential VPP for California

A distributed energy power plant, designed to help bring more reliability to California's power grid, is being developed by a company whose investors include Alphabet, the parent company of Google.…


Is Vehicle-to-Grid Technology the Key to Accelerating the Clean Energy Revolution?

Neil Wright Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology is not new, but it is extremely nascent. To many, it is the natural progression from “smart charging,” whereby electric vehicles (EVs) are only recharged…


Smart Energy Communities Can Make Our Grid More Human-Centric

I’ve always been drawn to the swarm ship design concept in science fiction. The idea is that what initially looks like one massive spaceship is actually a cluster of really…