Under pressure: Utilities make distributed energy moves

Utilities are facing unprecedented challenges to their traditional business models.   A growing number of utility customers in the U.S. are selling electricity generated by distributed energy resources (DER) like rooftop solar back to their utility…

Majority of utilities preparing for disruptive forces

Utilities are largely accepting of an energy future characterized by increasingly distributed forms of energy generation and storage, and are taking action to ready themselves and shape the outcomes. That is according to DNV GL…

A New Architecture for Distributed Energy Management

It is proposed that the utility be put at the center of the distributed energy equation and manage the output of all the distributed energy in its territory. The key to this approach is to…

How New York is reinventing the electric utility

State PSC: ‘Distributed System Platform Providers’ are the future Since the 1920s, utility regulation has helped provide the U.S. with “universal access” to electricity, Jim Rogers, former CEO of Duke Energy, recently noted. Utilities were…

Distributed energy threatening utilities

The rise in distributed energy in the United States threatens the business model upon which the power and utility sector has been built, according to Ernst & Young (EY). The power and utility industry must…