Microgrids could be going mainstream as a growth vehicle for large utilities

Microgrids by definition are small, but they are attracting the attention and capital of large utilities. In June, Southern Co. bolstered its $425 million acquisition of PowerSecure International by forming a strategic alliance with Advanced Microgrid Solutions to…

Energy innovations to follow in 2017

1. DEMAND RESPONSE Balancing the supply and demand of energy across the National Grid is a constant game of careful planning and skillful execution. Add the intermittent nature of wind, solar and tidal energy into…

The traditional electricity distribution model is no longer fit for purpose

The traditional electricity distribution model is no longer fit for purpose. That is according to almost half (45 percent) of utility industry executives worldwide surveyed by Accenture. Unless the industry undergoes a digital, regulatory, and…