Erin Hardick
Erin Hardick

Erin Hardick

Erin Hardick is a producer for Latitude Media, working primarily on the With Great Power and Columbia Energy Exchange podcasts. She also conducts research for Latitude Intelligence, the research organization connected to Latitude Media. Erin has almost a decade of experience researching the electric utility industry and energy transition, having held senior analyst positions at the Utility Analytics Institute and Zpryme. She is a former fellow of the Clean Energy Leadership Institute and Climatebase.

Erin Hardick is a contributing writer to Latitude Media.
Interview
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AI
Grid edge

How Avangrid built a data foundation for AI operations

The first step for utilities deploying artificial intelligence? Ditch the spreadsheets.

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Jun 13, 2024
Interview
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Global markets

For now, Indonesia's energy transition needs China

The country has no plans to take sides in the West's trade war with China, and in fact wants more Chinese capital.

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May 15, 2024
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Interview
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Regulation
U.S. market

After fifty years, time-of-use rate tariffs are gaining traction

For decades, time-of-use pricing lived in pilot purgatory. But electric vehicles changed that.

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May 14, 2024
Workers install solar panels on a roof in Texas.
Commentary
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Grid edge
U.S. market

ERCOT needs more distribution data to grow VPPs, says executive

The grid operator decided to keep the 80 megawatt cap on its groundbreaking ADER pilot and focus on collecting device-level data.

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Apr 23, 2024
Analysis
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AI
Grid edge

Will AI strain the grid, help it, or both?

Fero Labs chief scientist said artificial intelligence will contribute to growing power demand — but could provide more benefits than stress to grid operators.

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Apr 15, 2024
Interview
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Hydrogen

Where can hydrogen create climate benefits?

EDF executive warns “we need to proceed on the basis of sound science” when it comes to clean hydrogen deployment.

A drone flies against a power line
Interview
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AI
Grid edge

The grid needs an automation upgrade

Grid optimization expert Kyri Baker says AI can replace manual operations in many areas — as long as humans are in the loop.

A mock-up of the MethaneSAT satellite
Interview
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AI
DATA + CLOUD

A look under the hood of EDF’s methane detection satellite

“The precision with which we'll be able to measure these emissions is unparalleled by anything currently flying and currently proposed” said the non-profit's chief scientist.

Solar panels in Brazil
Interview
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Hydrogen
Global markets

Brazil can create an ‘unbeatable’ green hydrogen market, says energy transition secretary

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would provide tax incentives for green hydrogen produced in the country. Will they close a policy gap?

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Feb 28, 2024
Wind turbines next to a town
Analysis
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Gov funding
U.S. market

How DOE is trying to stop US renewables projects from getting derailed

Clean energy developers that produce local economic benefits plans are more likely to secure federal funding.

Tommy Beaudreau
Interview
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U.S. market

Former Interior Department official remains bullish on offshore wind

Tommy Beaudreau: “I'm still a huge optimist. The case for offshore wind is too strong.”

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Jan 19, 2024
Voters fill out their ballots
Analysis
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Policy

With IRA execution still underway, looming elections step up the pressure

The clock is ticking to make new climate and clean energy regulations “durable,” say DC reporters Jennifer Dlouhy and Justin Worland.

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Jan 12, 2024
Workers repairing utility lines
Commentary
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Grid edge
AI

Highlights from utility tech investments in 2023

Pilot projects featuring AI, VPPs, and smart meters took off this year.

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Dec 22, 2023
An aerial photo of homes in a town in the Sacramento Valley
Commentary
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Grid edge

Late to the DER game, Sacramento tries a different strategy

The California city’s utility is trying to avoid the resource management challenges that have plagued the rest of the state.

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Dec 11, 2023