Distributed Generation & Microgrids
California and Texas lack a coherent microgrid strategy. It is time to boldly step into the future with more sustainable solutions that offer much greater value to ratepayers, utilities, and the environment.
NRECA Annual Meeting
A conversation with the CEOs of North Carolina Membership Corp., Poudre Valley Rural Electric Assoc., and Tidelands Electric Member Corp.
Ten cooperative utilities CEOs joined in one of three PUF roundtable discussions.
Tech Buzzword Trajectories
Conversation with Scott Neuman and Paul McDonald, group vp and senior director for industry strategy, Oracle Utilities Opower.
Re-envisioning the electric distribution utility
Our vision of distributed utility 2.0 is organized around three core functions: planning and interconnection, operations and market services, and rate design. This overview focuses on transition issues.
Navigant on Smart Communities
While several utilities have successfully rate-based microgrids, many also have struggled.
Leaders or Laggards
We expected to find that Europeans had figured out a pathway to a clean-energy future, but to our surprise, this was not the case. We found Europeans tackling many of the same challenges we face in the United States.
Rate Design and Subsidies
The NEM debate transcends regulatory boundaries and embodies a full-throttled argument under oath between divergent experts who are cross-examined by the opposing attorneys.
New APPA Perspective
The cost to reproduce the benefits of the electric grid far outpace what most customers spend on electricity each month.
Low-cost Reliable Power is Paramount
It’s necessary to have appropriate tools to manage DER resources and know in real time what they’re doing.