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Southern California Edison has a vision for the future called “Reimagining the Grid”

SCE says...”Achieving a reimagined grid for a clean energy future calls for a collaborative, industry-wide approach to be most effective and less costly to implement. It will require all parties — policymakers, innovators, customers, utilities — working together to shape the policy and technology landscape and transform how we plan, design, build and operate the grid.”

SCE, SDG&E and PG&E are preparing for a clean and sustainable electric future as they integrate the legacy grid with emerging DER technologies.

Now, the policy-makers in California (the CPUC) have joined the effort.

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Rao Konidena on Jul 3, 2021

Thanks Mike for this post.

I wonder what does it take and when we will be there in a state like Minnesota. Minnesota utilities are not there yet, but are taking steps towards grid modernization via Integrated Distribution Planning.

Here is the Minnesota PUC document that summarizes where we are

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Mike Beehler on Jul 15, 2021

Like the utilities they regulate, various state Public Utilities Commissions move at different speeds. For example, California has always been considered a bell-weather (first mover)state and others states prefer to be “fast-followers” or less.  Be encouraged that Minnesota has started the dialogue and watch for the best ideas to emerge around the nation and the world.  Be ready to offer your perspectives to the MN regulators and make sure your MN utility friends in planning and engineering staying informed on what you learn.   Thanks….Mike

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