Orchestration in the Energy Cloud
The economies-of-scale, one-way delivery model is fading. Performance, choice command a premium.
Designing for the Future
The utility of the future will be more renewable, distributed and democratic because it can be and it must be, given the arc of technology, economics and human preference.
Costs, Competitveness, Technology
Grid-connected battery storage is both a relatively new industry and complex.
IEI's Latest White Paper
IEI’s latest white paper discusses investments in smarter energy infrastructure from the substation to the customer meter.
New FERC's Unfinished Grid Agenda
FERC added four commissioners in '93, presaging a decade of sweeping changes in federal policy.
Why They Matter
There is impressive growth in the types of devices that could play a part in utility and aggregator programs to provide grid support. But there are stranded investment risks if utilities, manufacturers, and consumers make communications interface choices that are not open, standard, and supportive of direct access.
Energy and Telecom Oases and Deserts
I want to encourage the research and deployment of technologies that enhance human capabilities and quality of life. But our primary concern is to protect the most vulnerable customers from being excluded.
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
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?
We see the potential for a large pot of value for utilities, sitting in clouds of smart meter data.