Executive Insight

This series of articles explores both grid scale and behind-the-meter grid optimization strategies and the implications for utility customers. The first two articles in the series dealt with the regulatory framework that enabled grid-scale and behind-the-meter demand assets in Massachusetts and the game changing technology of battery storage. This third article describes the foundational technology and communication protocols necessary to ensure a successful grid optimization strategy that is inclusive of customer-sited assets. Future articles in this series will explore aspects of grid optimization program design, incentive structure, processes, and how these various aspects come together to form the grid of the future.
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Sea-surface temperatures remain slightly warmer than average across much of the Equatorial Pacific, although some slight cooling has been observed across the eastern Pacific Ocean in recent weeks. The latest long-range climate models suggest that this weak El Nino will gradually transition to a neutral phase over the next couple months. This neutral phase is then forecast to persist through the fall and likely the upcoming winter season.
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Electricity costs are a major factor in today's business landscape -- whether you are running a hospital, operating a retail store, maintain a commercial office building or managing an industrial facility. Commercial and Industrial (C&I) organizations in the U.S. spend an estimated $130 billion on electricity every year. In order to analyze and optimize electricity costs, it is essential for energy managers to be able to accurately and conveniently obtain electricity rates.
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What is the likelihood of a cyberattack on the U.S. electric grid this summer? This answer to this is complex as there are a number of aspects that factor into it. To evaluate this, we must consider the types of threat actors, the types of threats and the target – the U.S. electric grid.