To triple renewables capacity by 2030, solar is a boon — and a potential problem
Solar will play an outsized role in the world’s ability to meet the goal set by COP28 power players. But other renewables need to balance the mix.
Will a new tariff solve California’s microgrid woes?
An approaching deadline in the state’s microgrid tariff procedure brings policy problems into the spotlight. But a tariff may not be a panacea.
Is industrial electrification entering its Goldilocks era?
As it pursues $50 million in Series B funding, battery manufacturer Acculon is betting on a convergence of market preference and regulatory support.
Electricity markets aren’t ready for long-duration energy storage
The current market set-up doesn’t always recognize the benefits that emerging and existing storage technologies provide to the grid.
Microsoft’s vision for utility AI integration
“I don't worry about the tech being good enough,” said Microsoft’s Hanna Grene. “I worry about how we change the way we’re working and approaching these problems.”
AI could be 'no-regrets technology' for the grid
But it’s a “tension-filled discussion” inside utilities, said Elizabeth Cook of Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Light Company, “because there is an urgency to keep the power on”
Utilities have struggled with integrating digital tech. What about AI?
Artificial intelligence could be transformative for the grid. But taking full advantage would mean a dramatic shift in how utilities do business.
Could AI-fueled weather forecasts boost renewable energy production?
The variability of renewables creates new challenges for the grid — but using AI for better weather predictions can help with capacity planning.