The electric grid is increasingly digitized and interconnected. Along with electrons, vast amounts of data now flow across the transmission and distribution systems between consumers, generators and grid operators. Turning data into information for use in real-time grid management and long-term planning is key to the digital transformation of the electric grid. The GridWise Alliance will explore this digital transformation in July, focusing on how digitalization—or the process of using digital technologies to create new value streams—is essential to achieving the grid of the future.
The GridWise Alliance produced a report describing a vision for the future grid of 2030. Digitalization is the foundation for achieving that vision of an increasingly complex but flexible, secure, adaptable, and responsive grid. Key questions for July’s Digital Grid conversations will include how digitalization will enable the grid of the future: