A successful transition to a 21st Century Electricity System requires careful consideration of a range of issues that will ultimately redefine the regulatory framework and utility business model while creating new opportunities for third-party providers and customers to contribute to the operation of the electricity system.
Editor’s Take: In solar-heavy states, utiliites are grappling with how they might be able to use distributed energy resources (DERs) to help stabilize their grids. But the first step toward a modern grid is the installation of advanced meters in a utilitie’s territory. This great article from Advanced Energy Economy shows how close states are to having 100 percent of their ratepayers on advanced meters. You’ll might