New US DOE report offers pathways to support the electricity system of the future

A national transmission policy is one of several recommendations. A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides a suite of...

How Edge Compute Complements Cellular Connectivity

March 18, 2021 at 11 AM EDT / 10 AM CDT / 8 AM PDT / 3 PM GMT

Power utilities and other energy-related organizations have long made use of cellular connectivity in their operations. They use it to monitor power continuity, balance loads, ensure public safety and enable the smart grid. Capturing data at the edge of the network is a significant part of that cellular strategy. But uploading all of the data from the field can be overkill, since so many of the readings are virtually identical. This “heartbeat data” makes a strong case for edge computing models that can distinguish between data that says “all is well” and conditions that demand your attention. This webinar will explore ways that organizations can implement edge computing technology to increase their network efficiency while lowering costs.

Leveraging Technology to Optimize Your Utility & Grid Workforce Management and Improve Customer Satisfaction

March 4, 2021 at 11 AM EST / 10 AM CST / 8 AM PST / 4 PM GMT

Field service management is a crucial issue in today’s power and utility landscapes, as companies are measured on their customer engagement, communication and, most of all, duration of outages both planned and unplanned. When an electric utility’s scheduling and engagement is not efficient it can impact the bottom line. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Implementing sophisticated software solutions can help address these challenges. Join our webinar to learn more.

The Future of Distribution Grids – Two Visions, A World Apart

February 25, 2021 at 4 PM EST / 3 PM CST / 1 PM PST / 9 PM GMT

Two mid-sized utilities – Louisville Gas & Electric/ Kentucky Utilities in the U.S. and United Energy in Australia – discuss the evolving role of ADMS and adjacent technologies like mobile and DERMS in their grid modernization initiatives to drive operational excellence.

Sunnova secures 85 MW in most recent ISO New England forward capacity auction

Last week, US residential solar and storage installer Sunnova announced it has secured a position of 85 megawatts in the recent ISO-New England Forward...

Transforming utility customer service: Helping decarbonize the residential sector

In the absence of federal mandates, many states throughout the country are beginning to set their own greenhouse gas (GHG) emission limits. Commercial &...

What went wrong and what can we learn from TX, Calif., and other electricity...

If we have learned anything from the events of this past week, it’s that we still have a lot to learn when it comes...

Hawaiian Electric hits RPS mandate early, uses nearly 35% renewable energy in 2020

Driven by higher solar energy and wind production and lower consumer demand, Hawaiian Electric said that achieved a 34.5 percent consolidated renewable portfolio standard...

CMP backs down on big costs to connect solar farms to grid

Facing an uproar from the solar power industry, Central Maine Power told regulators that it has found faster and less costly ways for large solar projects to connect to the power grid.

MISO report concludes upwards of 50% renewables is achievable with coordinated stakeholder action

Yesterday, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) published the Renewable Integration Impact Assessment (RIIA), an analysis that evaluates increasing amounts of wind and solar...

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