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Smart Grid


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

Electricity Demand Decreases Due to Coronavirus Lockdowns

A study published by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) shows peak demand and energy use decreased as much as 21% in some areas as a result of actions taken…


Flow Batteries: Energy Storage Option for a Variety of Uses

Energy storage is becoming increasingly important to the power industry. Lithium-ion battery technology has been implemented in many locations, but flow batteries offer significant benefits in long-duration usage applications and…


Are Traditional Power Companies Being Disintermediated? [PODCAST]

How will the electric grid change as the world transitions to a power system with more renewable energy resources? Some experts foresee a shift from today’s grid-type architecture to a…


Public Safety Power Shutoffs: How Utilities Could Partner

Catastrophic wildfires have devastated California in recent years. This article seeks to outline a plan wherein neighboring utilities can send energy to support a utility that has shut down critical…


Evolution of the Smart Grid at Forefront of Transformative Change

The power industry is in the midst of a shake-up, a revolution in how electricity is generated and distributed. Smart grid technology is changing the way utilities and customers interact,…


Power Industry Disrupters: Gas, Renewables, and Storage

The power industry is experiencing significant changes. Natural gas, wind, solar, and battery storage seem to be the wave of the future. What’s compelling the transformation? Some people point to…