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Really interesting-- thanks for sharing, John. This information is definitely of high importance to those utilities serving these regions and shows that one-size-fits-all solutions don't exist across the U.S. utilities. Is the Southeast unique in having this shaped profile? I wonder if there are lessons to be learned from this where an international utility market would prove more...
I can't say if COVID will be more impactful on smartgrid rollout over regulatory sentiment and technology developments. But, as an energy consumer, I will mention that Xcel Energy has been sharing a number of ways they are adapting to our current situation, including reading AMR meters with drive-by vehicles and otherwise asking to provide field meter reading staff when they are manually...
I think you're right, Eric. Something like remote meter reading and real-time energy usage collection should already be the norm, but I think inertia is standing in the way. As we recovery from the current pandemic, some of the measures like these that are put into place may end up just sticking around as common sense standard practices