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…

Hello Local Energy, Bye Old Power Industry

New York, where the power industry began over a century ago, might be where it ends too. At least the power industry as we know it today. The state’s electric regulators made that clear February 26…

The Battery Revolution: A Technology Disruption, Economics and Grid Level Application

Recent advancements in energy storage technology could finally make renewables, such as wind and solar, truly viable economic alternatives to fossil fuels when it comes to generating power. The ability to store power bridges the…

How Can Utilities Survive Energy Demand Disruption?

Accenture research estimates that energy technologies could reduce demand by more than 15% by 2025.   Continued growth of distributed energy resources and energy efficiency measures could cause significant demand disruption and drive down utilities’…

Detroit Blackout

Downtown Detroit was struck by a massive power outage on Tuesday morning as officials reported the entire first precinct was without electricity on a chilly day. As early afternoon Tuesday, more than 100 customers were…