Opportunities for electric utilities to extend control of the grid to the edge have been slowed dramatically by the need for field trials to validate the economic benefits of new equipment and software capabilities.
Recently, these some of these edge technologies proved they can achieve sizable operational and economic benefits through multiple Volt/VAR optimization objectives including:
The events of 2014 continue to transition the demand response industry. Increasing technology availability, evolving business models and regulatory uncertainty continue to create navigational challenges for both vendors and utilities alike. Providers continue examine these challenges while determining what the DR market will look like in the next three years, how technology and business model evolution will effect the landscape, and what applications energy management will address in the future.Learn More
Grid edge analytics offer utilities enhanced control, new revenue opportunities and drastically increased awareness of their financial, logistical and operational activity and performance. The spread of intelligence to the edge of the grid, as well as the ability to backhaul data from the edge of the grid, is enabling utilities and energy services companies real-time or near-real-time awareness and control over key operations.Learn More
The future of U.S. utilities has seldom been so uncertain. Today’s growth of distributed solar combined with the potential for energy storage, improved customer energy management and microgrids is forcing many utilities to fundamentally rethink their role in the electricity market.Learn More