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The electricity industry is on the cusp of a dramatic transformation, as the proliferation of distributed energy resources and customer energy management solutions necessitate complex and wide-reaching changes to power infrastructure, market design, and business models. Increasing customer adoption of distributed generation, microgrids, energy storage and demand response present an unprecedented opportunity for utilities, technology providers, third-party energy service providers and customers to create a sustainable, digital, interactive, reliable and efficient power network.

Like many areas of innovation and transformation in adjacent markets today, this activity plays out at the boundary, or edge, of traditional stable and well-understood territories. Greentech Media calls this space the Grid Edge.

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What is the Grid Edge?

Next-Gen Energy System

Market Evolution
  • Utility Business Model Adaptation
  • Transactive Energy Services
  • Intelligent Rate Design
  • Third-Party Energy Service Providers
  • Regulatory Advancement
Microgrids
Technology Evolution
  • Volt/VAR Optimization
  • Demand Response Management Systems (DRMS)
  • Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS)
  • Distributed Storage Management
  • Smart PV Inverters

Grid Modernization

Reliability/Resiliency
  • Grid Control and Modeling (DMS/OMS/SCADA)
  • Workforce Optimization
  • Distribution Automation
  • Physical Security
  • Asset Health and Management
Intelligence
  • Data Management Systems (e.g. MDM)
  • Grid Networking (AMI/FAN, WAN)
  • Network Management
  • Sensors and Monitors
  • Grid Analytics
  • Cybersecurity

Customer Evolution

Generation
  • Distributed PV
  • Combined Heat and Power
  • Fuel Cells
  • Other DG Technologies
Storage
  • Battery Storage
  • Flywheel Storage
  • Thermal Storage
  • EV Storage
Optimization
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Demand Response
  • Intelligent Efficiency
The Grid Edge: Grid Edge Modernization in the Age of Distributed Generation, a free report from GTM Research to understand this shifting market.
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