The transformation of the electric grid in the United States continues to proceed at an unprecedented rate. The proliferation of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), utilityscale renewable generation, distributed energy resources (DERs), energy storage, electric vehicles, and other technologies is changing the way electric power is transmitted, distributed, and managed, in both large and small ways. These changes affect the full range of grid stakeholders – utilities, regulators, policymakers, grid operators, electric service providers, and customers.
Duke Energy wants to test the vehicle-to-grid capabilities of school buses, while Xcel sees EVs as a way to leverage clean energy investments.
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) last week announced an ambitious goal on its path to becoming the “first fully digital utility” — committing to develop a digital, real‑time simulation model of the state’s entire transmission system by the end of this year.
The electricity sector is changing quickly. But transportation is making up a bigger share of carbon emissions — which means that zero-carbon commitments like California’s will have to tackle the mass electrification of cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles.
US utilities are meeting unique electricity demands with standardized battery energy storage systems that are quick to deploy
Rhode Island regulators on Friday signed off on a settlement allowing National Grid to raise residential rates by 3.5% while investing in a range of modernization and grid transformation initiatives to enable more clean energy benefits.