The DER ecosystem is dependent on advanced software and utilities being able to analyze data performance. The DER lifecycle offers a roadmap forward on the path toward 100% clean energyin solar, wind, and other renewable sectors.
Utilities are being tasked with creating transportation electrification programs for customers and fleet owners alike. These programs—with the necessary charging infrastructure—will be critical in shaping the future of transportation.
The expansion and improvement of internet access and broadband across the country remains a priority. COVID-19 only heightened those needs—especially in underserved areas. Utilities must work in concert with wireless networks to meet those goals—and to better communicate with the technology utilities need to run operations.
Distributed energy resources
Alternative transportation fuels
Decarbonization and a clean energy future have never been closer to reality. The issue? Utilities tasked with shouldering the load will face significant obstacles in that pursuit. It’s why a digital and resilient grid is at the heart of the roadmap to help utilities push toward that future.
Utilities have historically been behind on data—with most its time spent actually understanding the information itself. But a digitalized future means an abundance of data—and the ability to both cultivate and use it responsibly.
A rise in digitalized operations means a rise in cybersecurity risks. This requires utilities to show proactive resilience in how they think and build (roadmaps and governance) and ultimately to practice that resiliency (incidence response).