Here’s Looking at You, Grid: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Grid Network – March 11, 2022

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Official Energy Central Community Manager of Generation and Energy Management Networks. Matt is an energy analyst in Orlando FL (by way of Washington DC) working as an independent energy...

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The grid is often called the largest and most complex machine that engineers have ever created, and that was before the advent of smart grid technology, modernized solutions, and more taking place across T&D infrastructure all the time today. Keeping up with the developments on grid technology, associated grid markets, and appropriate regulations and policies can be a full-time job, but with the aid of the Grid Network on Energy Central (composed of the Grid Professionals Group and the Transmission Professionals Group) you can be privy to the best shortcut to stay up to date on the news, musings, and debates shaping the grid today.


Digital Grid Challenges that need to be addressed

Howard Smith

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Keeping on top of the challenges mounting in the grid sector is a key part of why the Energy Central is so valuable. In this article, one of Energy Central’s experts, Howard Smith, breaks down the top priority digital grid challenges we should be paying attention to and what addressing them will require.


How Advanced Conductors are Supporting Grid Decarbonization

Dave Bryant

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New technologies are some of the key ways we are going to modernize, improve, and solve aforementioned grid challenges. Further, we all know that decarbonization is a top priority across the energy sector, and technology will play a role there beyond just new sources of generation. In this article, Dave Bryant of CTC Global highlights advanced conductors and their role in this process.


Role of Energy Storage in the Decarbonized Electricity Grids

Afshin Matin

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Another oft discussed but critical technology in the future decarbonized grid is energy storage. Energy storage in many ways can and must be the key to unlock what’s possible with clean energy. Afshin Matin, the Head of System Integration Unit of Environment and Climate Change Canada highlights the medium and long term implications and goals.


On Demand – Success with Line Sensing – Overhead and Underground [an Energy Central PowerSession]

Lastly, I want to highlight the incredibly informative and successful PowerSession Energy Central held yesterday on line sensing in overhead and underground transmission. Featuring experts from PG&E, BGE, Sentient Energy, and Florida Power & Light, the feedback from this session has been resoundingly positive and so if you were unable to make it live you can still watch this session on-demand. Check it out now!


This wraps up another edition of ‘Here’s Looking at You, Grid.’ Check back in this spot in four weeks to see what submissions have captured the attention of our community. And if you think there are stories I’m missing—let me know in the comments, or better yet submit an article on those stories so it can be included in the next issue. Make sure you don’t miss out on these shared insights in the future.

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