Smart Electric Energy Districts for Enhanced Community Resiliency
- Oct 20, 2022 10:17 pm GMT
This item is part of the The Grid: Reliability & Resilience - October 2022 SPECIAL ISSUE, click here for more
By Dr. Elizabeth Cook, general manager of advanced grid solutions, Duquesne Light Company; Jessica Valentine, advanced grid solutions engineer, Duquesne Light Company; and William Thai, principal consultant, Bridgewater Consulting Group Inc
Rapid deployment of distributed energy resources (DERs) and growth of electrified systems has initiated the transformation of electric grids. As the grid evolves from a system with one-way power flow to bidirectional flow with increased electric loads, resulting from new electric infrastructure, innovative solutions and technological advancements will be required. It is essential to upgrade the electric grid using advanced technology that will allow for bidirectional power flow and communication between loads and the electric utility. In conjunction, it is critical to ensure these infrastructure investment projects are implemented equitably, such that all communities have equal access to reliable, clean and affordable power. One viable solution to this challenge is the concept of Smart Electric Energy Districts (SEEDs).
Get Published - Build a Following
The Energy Central Power Industry Network® is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.
If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.