Examining reliability impact of renewables

As directed by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) must conduct periodic assessments of the reliability and adequacy of the bulk power system (BPS). To that end, NERC…

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…

The Utility Customer 2020: Digital, connected, social

Change is happening all around us. Technology continues to impact our lives at exponential rates. Social media networks and mobile devices, in particular, are constantly evolving the way we interact with the world. We previously…

Utility X.0

Although tomorrow’s Utility X.0 will still depend heavily on central generation plants, it will also include more renewable generation, storage, distributed generation and electric vehicles. Utility X.0 will need to manage such widely distributed systems,…