Here’s Looking at You, Grid: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Grid Network – August 26, 2022

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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.


Global Supergrids Could Be the Future of Energy

Harsha Madiraju

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When talking about grid upgrades, sometimes we get caught up in incremental thinking. But what if we thought big? What if we imagined the supergrids? Harsha Mairaju of the World Geospatial Industry Council takes us on that thought experiment and may invoke some new ways of considering what you envision for the future of the grid systems in energy. Take a look and let him know where you agree or disagree.


SDG&E and Cajon Valley Union School District Flip the Switch on Region’s First Vehicle-to-Grid Project Featuring Local Electric School Buses Capable of Sending Power to the Grid

Sara Prince

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But we don’t need to look into the too distant future to realize the ways the grid is transforming in front of our eyes. Case in point is this in practice example and study being put into practive by SDG&E, where V2G and new flexible assets on the grid are transforming a local school district. Take a look at this compelling project and if you think it might be something that could work at your utility, perhaps you can leave a question for Sara to learn from how they got to this point.


NERC’s 2022 State of Reliability: An industry in the midst of transformation

Sarah Beckman

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  Any conversation about the state of the grid today would be incomplete if it didn’t include an earnest review on the reliability issues that continue to make headlines across the country. This summer, NERC released a comprehensive state of reliability report providing key and expert insights into what’s real, what the pain points are, and what action needs to be taken. Check out the report and see what you can learn.


Episode #91: 'Creating Tangible Transmission Improvements' with Charles Marshall and Brian Drumm of ITC [an Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast]

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Last but not least, I’d kick myself if I didn’t include a plug for one of our latest episodes of the Energy Central Power Perspectives Podcast, where host Jason Price paid an in-person visit to ITC Holdings to learn about exactly what actions they’re taking today to prepare the grid for all the challenges of tomorrow: electrification, clean energy mandates, modernization needs, and more. Queue this podcast episode up in your Spotify or Apple Podcasts apps for the next time you’re walking the dog and be sure to learn directly from these experts!



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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