Reports of Plain Old Power Service’s death greatly exaggerated
Building Competitive Advantage for Grid of the Future
Rather than accept the rhetoric, let’s find out.
How is it going?
Ann McCabe is a commissioner at the Illinois Commerce Commission. The views expressed in this article are her own.
Five years have passed since Commonwealth Edison and Ameren Illinois elected to participate in the Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act, which authorized $3.2 billion in grid hardening and smart meter investments. As a commissioner at the Illinois Commerce Commission, I am often asked: How is it going?
Building a fully integrated grid is the next great opportunity to realize higher levels of economic efficiency and prosperity.
The time is now for establishing concrete rules, roles and responsibilities for utilities and other participants.
It’s difficult to assess the REV promise because it’s difficult to figure out what REV is really about
A readily available option for storage may be coordinating existing devices that have untapped storage capacity
Distributed energy + distributed controls = distributed benefits.
Market manipulation versus the right to make a profit.