grid modernization

Grid Modernization: Utility 2.0 has arrived, but it brings opportunity and caution


For years, utilities have struggled to define the more responsive operational systems and customer-centric performance models that would trumpet the arrival of Utility 2.0. Lacking a singular event marking the shift, it seems more likely a steady, incremental advance through technology deployments, analytics and a focus on customer engagement represents the path towards a continually evolving future state. As we have seen with the progress to date, further advances will require continuing coordination within utilities, their regulators and customers to ensure a sustainable path forward.

Smart Grid Gains From New Black & Veatch EPC Program Management System

Powered by ASSET360 TM, SEKOIA benefits clients by uniting spatial engineering, data integration and analytics to improve project execution
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 20, 2017 /3BL Media/– Black & Veatch announced today a new tool aimed at helping utilities deploy large-scale grid modernization projects.

Regulators Examining Whether Performance-Based Incentives Could Be the Key to a Modernized Grid


Utility regulators in some U.S. states are considering the adoption of performance-based regulation to replace the traditional cost of service regulation.

National Grid Submits Grid Modernization Plan to Mass. DPU

Proposal presents four options to update company's electricity system in Mass.
Press Release

WALTHAM, MA., August 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ – National Grid today submitted its grid modernization proposal to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities that represents the start of a conversation about how Massachusetts customers would benefit from a modern and more resilient electric grid.

What Outage? - a National Grid Connect21 Video

“Tour our 21st century infrastructure” Connect21 video series
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Mark Hawke, Mayor of Gardner, MA, was probably speaking on behalf of a lot of people when he said, “It blew my mind when I found out that the only way National Grid knows that the power went out is if you call and tell them.

Cue grid modernization and a future when a customer’s meter will let us know they’ve lost power; when devices on electricity poles sense where an outage has occurred and re-route power to restore most customers in under a minute.


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