As discussed in a previous post, new technologies — such as distributed generation, electricity storage, and digital control and communications — are making steady inroads toward transforming the traditional role of electric utilities and their relationship to customers. The future transformed utility is sometimes referred to as “Utility 2.0.” While integrating new technologies into
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Evolving Role of Utilities: Indicators That New Power Technologies May Be Transformative
By Inside Energy on
Posted in Electricity Grid
Many forces are converging to focus the debate on the evolving role of utilities, and events and trends are being closely watched by utilities, regulators and policymakers. Just in the last week or so, a few developments indicate that new technologies are likely to be transformative.
On the innovation front, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory…