California still reigns in grid modernization efforts

“The non-profit GridWise Alliance recently released its Grid Modernization Index in collaboration with Clean Edge Inc., a clean energy group based in Portland, ranking California first in the nation for its steps to modernize the electric grid. The 30-plus page report from the GridWise Alliance, which represents stakeholders that design, build and operate the electric…

Energy Sector Ups Cybersecurity Amid Growing IT Threats

“The energy sector is sharpening its focus on cybersecurity amid growing concerns about IT threats. The digitization of the grid and the proliferation of renewable energy create opportunities for hackers that haven’t been fully explored. Even in the last few weeks, several notable clean energy companies have taken steps to reduce the risk of a…

Virtual Power Plants: Ready to Serve a Grid Near You

“To provide [Virtual Power Plant] services to the transmission grid, aggregators now draw on a diverse mix of distributed energy resources — storage, demand response, renewables, microgrids¬†— from various commercial and residential services. And utilities are warming to the idea of monetizing distributed resources by aggregating them into some kind of virtual plant and selling…
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