No Gridlock Here – December 22, 2022

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Welcome to Energy Central’s digest covering different developments in focus for people working on the T&D landscape, grid professionals and transmission professionals. This digest goes through a few key articles throughout the month and is just a taste of what the community has to offer, so keep the conversations going in the comments and check out the rest of the posts throughout the month as well.


Buckle up!

Kent Knutson

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In this piece, Kent Knutson, an Energy Market Specialist with Hitachi Energy USA Inc., discusses the challenges that the grid will face in light of tough weather changes. Kent provides a comprehensive analysis of these risks using weather data available. As the US enters the thick of the winter season, this is a helpful analysis.


Celebrating Energy Central's Top Voices in the Community for 2022 – Grid Network

Matt Chester

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For this post, Energy Central’s Matt Chester provides a look back at 2022, specifically in regard to this community. Matt goes over some of the top contributors for 2022. Many people have contributed to the conversation on the grid, so the list of course does not cover every source. It is a good snapshot of the conversation from this community and Energy Central’s other ones.


Why Utilities Resist Simple Upgrades to Boost Renewables

Dave Bryant

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With this update, Dave Bryant, the Director of Technology for CTC Global, shares a link that discusses why many utilities are so resistant in terms of upgrading to renewable energy. The link goes over how companies have little incentive to make these changes. Dave is calling for greater pushes from the government to make these changes.


Plan to Zero – Baseload

Doug Houseman

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Doug Houseman, of Burns & McDonnell, continues his series of articles that discusses the best way to “baseload”. In this update, Doug goes further in-depth about important infrastructure upgrades that the government can create to optimize baseload. Doug includes interesting international examples that help show the best way to accomplish important energy goals.

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