Lesson in Change
Darren Highfill and Brad Bauch
In today’s Internet of Things, businesses face a strikingly similar picture to what utilities saw in the early days of the smart grid. Consider what those lessons have in store for us today.
What is value of going digital?
Arun Mani and Stephanie Gainger
We see the potential for a large pot of value for utilities, sitting in clouds of smart meter data.
Step forward to match supplier delivery, customer usage
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. headed towards setting an industry standard as it implements smart-meter-driven delivery forecasting to match supplier delivery and customer usage.
Texas program succeeds, but faces sunset.
A program in Texas is helping low-income customers benefit from energy savings devices that connect to the smart meter like in-home energy monitors and smart thermostats.
Some may wince at the term, but let’s not run away.
Anti-smart meter activists may be gaining some traction, while those with a stake in educating and engaging consumers over smart grid have not.
In New York it’s where we’re staking our energy future.
Disruptive technologies such as microgrids and battery storage devices are commendable but they are supporting actors and must still work with the centralized grid.
Part 1: How markets today are out of sync.
Sonia Aggarwal and Robbie Orvis
The time has come to consider options for optimizing distributed energy resources, with the intent of supporting a least-cost, reliable, and clean system that delivers more choice and control for customers.
Steven Nadel and Rachel Young
Demand growth has been declining steadily now for some 50 years. But why: Price? Self Generation? The Great Recession?
Harnessing the true power of social media.
John Kunasek and Rilck Noel
Customers expect their utilities to communicate as well as other service providers. This shouldn’t be considered a burden, but an opportunity.
Producing value with advanced distribution management systems.
Nicholas Abi-Samra, et al.
Changing demands from regulators, customers, and shareholders are driving utilities toward better operational technologies to manage an increasingly complex grid. Advanced distribution management systems (ADMS) promise nearly real-time operational insight for maintaining reliability, safety, and security.