smart grid adoption

3 Ways the Texas Grid is Getting Smarter Thanks to the DoE's SunShot Initiative

February 7, 2016 by EDF Energy Exchange

Texas Smart Grid Development

Recently, GridWise Alliance released its 3rd Annual Grid Modernization Index (GMI), a ranking of every state’s progress toward the improvement and modernization of our nation's electric system – and Texas impressively placed third.[read more]

Exploring U.S. Seniors' Perspective Toward the Smart Grid

January 3, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Seniors and the Smart Grid

Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) recently completed a new consumer analysis, Consumer Pulse: Focus on Seniors, which takes a deeper dive into the data collected from SGCC’s national flagship research series, Consumer Pulse Wave 1-4, which was collected during 2011–2013.[read more]

Top 5 Smart Grid Trends of 2014

January 2, 2015 by Jeff St. John

2014 wasn’t such a great year in the world of smart grid, with slowdowns in deployment of smart meters, distribution automation and other key new grid technologies, a lackluster record of VC investment compared to years past, and growing uncertainties over the financial viability of traditional utilities.[read more]

Resiliency+: Smart Grid Technologies and the Benefits of Two-Way Communication

September 19, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

Smart Grid Communication

It’s September, fall is just around the corner, and with it comes the second anniversary of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. A smarter and much more efficient electric grid should be on the minds of all New Jerseyans. Unfortunately, it is not.[read more]

What the Green Revolution in Electronics Means for the Smart Grid

August 19, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

One of the oft-flogged analogies about the Smart Grid is that building it is like assembling a plane in flight. The challenges start with trying to overlay new technologies on top of older infrastructure, choosing winners and losers in competing standards, and melding together diverse equipment.[read more]

Will the 2014 Smart Grid Triple Crown Go To New York State?

May 27, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

If there was a Triple Crown for the development of the Smart Grid, the state of New York could be the 2014 winner. It certainly deserves attention as a role model for other states in development of a Smart Grid and a truly resilient grid infrastructure as well.[read more]

Smart Grid Transformations Are Opportunities for Utility Contact Centers

May 13, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

The New York Public Service Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision report should be required reading for all electric utility executives. It presents a framework to forge new utility business models and new electricity market models that leverage tech, policies, and financial innovations.[read more]

Wanted: Smart Grid Policies for 14 Million Homes

April 29, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

The multifamily home market is not the only segment that is missing out on Smart Grid benefits. There’s another market woefully absent from participation in Smart Grid-enabled programs and solutions. And like the multifamily challenge, it is caused by the absence of federal, state, and local policies.[read more]

The Smart Grid and Multifamily Dwelling Challenges

April 16, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

There are many disconnects and dysfunctions in the multifamily real estate market that are beyond the ability of renters or property owners alone to resolve. There are multiple challenges in a market segment that includes stakeholders with sometimes vastly different financial perspectives.[read more]