Parting Thoughts

What Industry leaders are saying in interviews, on social media and reports.


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DER and Bulk Generation

DERs present challenges to the traditional grid operation model. Bulk power and DER will coexist safely and efficiently only if operators have visibility into real data in real time for optimal management and planning. Sensors and analytics are the foundation of that will enable of automated, real-time reaction to real-time changes in power flow, voltage and frequency.

ARPA-E dodges a bullet

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) was created to provide access to funding for energy industry innovation, but the agency's continued existence is in question. Despite the common misperception that the agency is about only renewable companies, utilities and manufacturers also have benefitted from ARPA-E. Find out how.

The Utility of Intelligent Energy Storage

Utilities are positioned to pay for multiple uses of batteries for the grid that improve economics. This "multi-mode" capability of energy storage, which in part led FERC to open the market and level the playing field, requires intelligent software to maximize its potential.

Turning the Tide

The need for utilities to understand the issues surrounding interconnection of remote resources, in particular offshore wind via HVDC in a planning context, is growing worldwide as implementation becomes more common

Opinions Matter

Enbala undertook a survey of conference attendees for the second year in a row at DistribuTECH 2018. It focused on their opinions on distributed energy resources (DERs) future, the challenges they impose and utility plans for leveraging distributed energy assets moving forward.

Waves of Communication

CenterPoint Energy, AEP Texas and Florida Power & Light give insights on how they kept customers enlightened before, during and after the biggest gulf storms in a decade.

Customer-Savvy Future

The energy ecosystem is changing rapidly. What was once a commodity-based industry is transitioning into a consumer-focused, transactional industry where consumers expect more than just the delivery of energy. A major component of this transition is the emergence of new digital tools.

Making Sense of Utility-owned Microgrids

Current regulations and policies allow utilities to own and operate a microgrid located in front of customer meters at substations. Rather than focus on delivering a microgrid to end users, this article addresses what utilities can do in the micro space today.