What is Grid Edge?In the new age of distributed generation, the electric utility industry is on the cusp of a dramatic grid modernization and business transformation.
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The Grid Edge Executive CouncilNetwork with industry leaders. Learn more about the Grid Edge Executive Council.
Grid Edge WebinarsHear directly from council members and GTM analysts about the most important Grid Edge topics.
Grid Edge LiveMeet with fellow executives changing the utility industry at Grid Edge Live, June 24-25, 2014.
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
- Utility Business Model Adaptation
- Transactive Energy Services
- Intelligent Rate Design
- Third-Party Energy Service Providers
- Regulatory Advancement
- Volt/VAR Optimization
- Demand Response Management Systems (DRMS)
- Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS)
- Distributed Storage Management
- Smart PV Inverters
- Grid Control and Modeling (DMS/OMS/SCADA)
- Workforce Optimization
- Distribution Automation
- Physical Security
- Asset Health and Management
- Data Management Systems (e.g. MDM)
- Grid Networking (AMI/FAN, WAN)
- Network Management
- Sensors and Monitors
- Grid Analytics
- Distributed PV
- Combined Heat and Power
- Fuel Cells
- Other DG Technologies
- Battery Storage
- Flywheel Storage
- Thermal Storage
- EV Storage
- Energy Management Systems
- Demand Response
- Intelligent Efficiency
Grid Edge Editorial Coverage
Greentech Media has been the leading resource for renewable energy industry professionals since 2007. Our news team covers topics that touch aspects of the GridEdge, and we've compiled all of the news here. READ GRID EDGE COVERAGE
- The Meaning of Disruption: How Should Utilities Think About Change?...Read More Stephen Lacey
- Greensmith to Deploy Aqueous, Lithium-Ion and Flow Batteries for Grid Storage...Read More Eric Wesoff
- The GE-Alstom Merger: Where Does It Fit Into the Soft Grid?...Read More Jeff St. John
Grid Edge Webinar Series
Over the next six months, Greentech Media will have council members and GTM Research analysts present on topics essential to the Grid Edge. The webinars will be listed below when they become available. Check back soon.
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