Distributed Generation & Microgrids
Changing Utility Development
Billions in Investments at Issue
Electric power is our most capital-intensive industry, with more than a hundred billion dollars invested each year on infrastructure, according to the Edison Electric Institute.1 Investment needs are likely to grow.
Where Do DERs Fit In?
Identify incoming changes, partner with start-ups
Australian Fact-Finding Trip
For many utilities in Australia, a 25% solar penetration rate is now business as usual. But utilities have also missed opportunities to shape policy on key grid modernization initiatives, such as the rollout of smart or advanced meters.
One of President Trump’s major campaign promises was to improve America’s infrastructure. There currently are plans to move forward with a proposal later this year.
Understanding What Reliability Entails
How Distributed Energy Resources affect the reliability of the bulk power system is an area that needs more study and analysis for the industry and policy makers.
Preserve Local Authority
We talked with Julia Hamm, CEO of SEPA
Julia Hamm started at SEPA soon after college, finding the organization a natural fit for her talents. She is the brains behind one of the largest trade shows in the industry, and has emerged as one of the foremost experts on the nexus between utilities and distributed energy resources.