Key Trends Volume Released
In 2016, the Institute for Electric Innovation released Volumes I, II, and III of Key Trends Driving Change in The Electric Power Industry. The final volume examines rate and regulatory reform, data analytics, and grid modernization.
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.
Where Smart Energy Meets Internet of Things
Imagine what could be achieved if the current modernized grid evolved to be even more dynamic, a complete solution encompassing electricity, gas and water.
Building Competitive Advantage for Grid of the Future
Mackinnon Lawrence and Jan Vrins
The pace and impact of change in the energy industry are unrelenting. Utilities must rethink many of the assumptions that have anchored strategic planning to date. This requires that utilities play both defense as well as offense to remain competitive.
The monopoly utility model was once expansive and revolutionary. Now, it is contracting and preservationist.
Philip O’Connor, Wayne Olson, and Robert Bussa
A plan for restructuring: Delivery service pricing reform; devolution of generation and re-allocating risk; stranded cost recovery; distributed resources neutrality; optimization of service offerings.
In search of enlightened policy to build a solid business case.
A smart grid expert searches for a solid business case – and tells how to create enlightened policy to make it happen.
Your smart grid rollout should go live everywhere, right from the start.
Distribution Management: Any smart grid rollout will gain the greatest benefits if applied at scale right from the start, to the maximum number of feeders, if not all of them.
Why it’s the growth of renewable resources that makes the most compelling case for a smarter grid.
To manage the new instability, inherent in many renewable resources, it becomes necessary to introduce more intelligence and automation. That’s what makes the smart grid so compelling.
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.