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  • Monday, February 11, 2019

    The Fight To Remake The Grid

    The 50 States of Grid Modernization: Grid Modernization Action Increases by 60% in 2018

    February 7, 2019 (The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center)

    “…[The 2018 annual review and Q4 2018 update edition of The 50 States of Grid Modernization found] that 44 states and the District of Columbia took actions related to grid modernization during 2018…with the greatest number of actions relating to energy storage deployment, advanced metering infrastructure rules, utility business model reforms, smart grid deployment, and distribution system planning…[Among] top grid modernization trends of 2018…[were] States and utilities undertaking distribution system planning efforts…States studying the value of energy storage and policy options to expand deployment…Regulators rejecting and scaling back utility grid modernization investments…

    Growing movement toward performance-based regulation…Utilities requesting special ratemaking treatment for grid investments…States concluding grid modernization investigations and identifying next steps…Regulators establishing clear standards for energy storage interconnection…States considering rules for access to customer energy usage data…Utilities proposing advanced metering infrastructure opt-out tariffs and fees; and…Wholesale market operators expanding opportunities for energy storage participation…A total of 460 grid modernization actions were taken during 2018, representing a 60% increase in activity over 2017 (288 actions)… A total of 280 actions were tracked in Q4.” click here for more


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