Electric Transmission Grid Problems and Solutions

Many of the electric transmission grids in service around the world were designed and built more than a half century ago. While changes and upgrades have obviously been made over…

What Is DERMS and How Can It Help Utilities? [PODCAST]

A distributed energy resource management system, or DERMS, is a software platform used to manage a group of distributed energy resource (DER) assets—such as rooftop photovoltaic solar panels, behind-the-meter batteries,…

Rural Electric Cooperatives Get Big Money to Improve Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said it will provide loans and loan guarantees to rural electric cooperatives and utilities to build or improve infrastructure in 21 states. The funding…

The Importance of a Resilient Power System [PODCAST]

It’s hurricane season in the U.S., which runs from June 1 through the end of November, and there have already been three named storms. The most recent was Tropical Storm…

How to Keep the Power On

It’s been a summer of power outages as extreme weather has been wreaking havoc on the electrical grid. Violent thunderstorms, tornadoes, and record-high temperatures have all taken turns knocking out…