S&C Electric Explores the Energy Regulation ‘Road’ to the Future Grid

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Energy use isn't static. Trends change with the times — and new technology. A new white paper from S&C Electric asserts that significant changes are needed in the electric utility sector, especially when it comes to energy regulation, as climate-change related natural disasters and power outages increase. Part of this shift will include … [Read more...]

How Reshaping Regulation Will Reshape the Grid

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As technology advances, customers’ use of electricity evolves, and threats to electricity delivery mount, significant changes are needed in the electric utility sector. Electric utilities will need to make significant shifts in their priorities and in how their performance is evaluated. The electric utility industry needs new regulatory models, … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to the Microgrid Industry

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Following rejection of a microgrid by Carson, California, Craig Wooster, manager of the Stone Edge Farm microgrid, urges  the industry to join forces to create standards and better educate communities about the value of the technology. The City of Carson was given the opportunity to participate in a $10 million grant provided by the … [Read more...]

What It Would Take for a ‘Breakthrough’ in Microgrid Policy

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In this video interview from Microgrid 2017 in Boston, Greg Clark, senior project manager at POWER Engineers, discusses the state of the microgrid industry and what needs to happen to spark a breakthrough in energy and microgrid policy.  H.G. Chissell, founder and CEO of Advanced Energy Group — as well as the recently announced master of … [Read more...]

Manual on Compensating Distributed Energy Resources: NARUC Draft

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The power industry is increasingly exploring questions about compensating distributed energy resources as microgrids, solar, energy storage and other DERs are added to the grid. Prepared by National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), this draft manual is intended to assist jurisdictions in developing policies related to … [Read more...]

Microgrid Policy in New York

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Microgrid systems that link multiple distributed power generation sources into a small network serving some or all of the energy needs of participating users can provide benefits including reduced energy costs, increased overall energy efficiency and improved environmental performance and local electric system reliability. The growth of distributed … [Read more...]