Intelligent Utility Insights

  • Jul 31, 2015 | Guest Writer

    Are DERs increasing the cost of distribution grids? Are these resources delivering grid value without corresponding payments? Are they being cross-subsidized by other ratepayers? Will DERs be allowed to compete side-by-side with large-scale generators and traditional distribution grid equipment?

  • Jul 30, 2015 | Guest Writer

    From New York to California to Hawaii, we're inviting new generation, distribution and energy management technologies into grid systems and encouraging formerly monopolistic and slow-moving utilities to reinvent themselves as smart, nimble player-coaches in a newly dynamic and pluralistic energy marketplace.

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