Cultural Infrastructure of the Utility of the Future

Cultural Infrastructure of the Utility of the Future
Posted: 15 Mar 2015
Authors:
Shay Bahramirah and Joseph E. Svachula
Primary Committee:
IEEE Smart Grid Newsletters
Pages: 3

The grid is becoming smarter as the nature of energy generation is changing. Small scale solar installations, as well as utility-scale wind and solar farms, have begun to complement large coal, gas, and oil-fired power plants. But the energy revolution of the 21st Century isn't just about new fuels and localized energy generation; it's also about the changing role of utility companies, their employees, and the consumers´┐Ż interactions with utilities. In other words, the grid is being turned inside out not only by new sources of energy, but also by new ways of deploying and using energy.

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