Making Microgrids Work: Send in the Marines? (From Government Security News) From Government Security News For several decades now electrical power experts have been making increasingly vocal statements about the utility and significant potential advantages of embracing localized power generation and distribution using microgrids, which are essentially miniaturized, self-contained power grids [Read More...]
Utilities Should Sell Customer Electricity Data Digital technology is deployed on the electric grid to make it “smarter,” allowing two-way communication and the transferring of data. This enables customers to manage electricity costs and make the grid more reliable. Since new data is collected from sensors [Read More...]
CAPITOL HILL EVENT: Securing Smart Grid Data – 5.12.17 The Lexington Institute is hosting a Capitol Hill Forum on Securing Smart Grid Data on Friday, May 12 at 12pm. Lunch will be served. Speakers include: Mr. Alec Almond, Vice President, Silver Spring Networks Ms. Allison J. Bender, former Cybersecurity [Read More...]
California Aims To Incentivize Utilities To Adopt Third-Party Energy Resources EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Click here to download the full study as PDF. California’s ambitious policy goals of reducing greenhouse emissions and increasing renewable resources could be assisted by third-party energy sources. Distributed energy resources are defined as renewable generation sources, energy [Read More...]
How to Assure Grid Stability While Tapping Third-Party Energy Sources The California Public Utilities Commission approved a pilot program in December that incentivizes utilities to use more distributed energy resources. These resources are defined as renewable generation sources, energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicles, and demand response technologies. As part [Read More...]
Third Party Energy Resources Are The Future Of The Electric Grid Electric utilities in California make money from investments for traditional infrastructure, such as power lines, poles, and wires. However, this is based on an outdated regulatory model focused on increasing electricity access. Utilities are motivated to build more of such [Read More...]
DARPA Research Leads Grid Security Solutions (From The National Interest) The U.S. electric grid is vulnerable to a cyber-attack that could take electricity offline if successful. Protecting against cyber threats requires staying ahead of technology, maintaining transparency and sharing information. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is one government [Read More...]
California Approves Pilot Program For More Reliable Electricity Demand is increasing on the nation’s electric grid and electricity shortages, power quality problems, rolling blackouts and electricity price increases have motivated many customers to seek more reliable electricity through a variety of sources and technologies. Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) [Read More...]
Making the Grid Great Again From Domestic Preparedness As the dust from the recent election settles, one of the first orders of business for the incoming Trump administration is a massive public infrastructure investment plan. Although the economic benefits associated with improved infrastructure are popular [Read More...]
California To Decide Fate of Independent Energy Providers The California Public Utilities Commission will vote December 15 on a proposal encouraging utilities to embrace distributed energy resources. Changes in consumer preferences, technological progress, and legislative and regulatory shifts have created an environment for the expansion of distributed energy [Read More...]
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