Grid Evolution

Utilities face a host of rapid changes in a what used to be a staid business: new business models, changing supply and demand forecasts, new distributed architectures, new types of resources, new participants in the power grid that they don’t control…yet they still must maintain a highly reliable power grid that operates within fairly narrow parameters.

Energy transitions – headlines

•The Energy Transition is Here •IEA Report: Wind and Solar Can Carry Bulk of Energy TransformationT•he Economics of Grid Defection •Industry-funded report calls for changes to German energy policy •Coal Crunch Gives Impetus to India’s Solar Switch •Food and wastewater biogas to heat 5,200 New York homes •Report: Solar Paired With Storage Is a ‘Real, Near and Present’ Threat to UtilitiesA•nother Banner, Record-Breaking Year for U.S. Solar