Grid Modernization Articles

Extreme Weather, Aging Infrastructure Result in Power Outages

Climate change has increased average temperatures, increased the occurrence and length of heat waves, increased drought conditions and increased extreme one-day precipitation events, and those conditions have stressed an already aging electrical grid, causing power...

Rooftop Solar Panels Sighted Across the United States

The shift toward renewable energy is visible in the proliferation of rooftop solar panels on U.S. homes. Three percent of U.S. homes are solar equipped, and that number is expected to double by 2023 and, with U.S. residential solar viability at nearly 80%, the...

EV Charging Offers Opportunities to Energy Providers

There’s a lot of chatter about electric vehicles (EV) and what they mean for energy providers. Predictions are that they will make up 7 percent of the vehicles on the road and 20 percent of new vehicle sales by 2030, but building the EV charging network will cost...

Utility Regulators Face a New Reality

With the energy industry in the midst of an evolution, utilities are more clearly understanding the need for transformation from a role of commodity supplier to “ratepayers” to a trusted advisor on a range of energy issues to a more and more sophisticated and...

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