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In the face of AI, Schneider is “recalibrating” its demand-side investments

CTO Scott Harden on the one question customers keep asking as they balance rising demand with decarbonization targets

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Regulation

Unbound wildfire liability is a cost the US can’t afford

Utility wildfire mitigation plans aren’t enough.

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How Avangrid built a data foundation for AI operations

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

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Despite new Colorado law, Xcel says the biggest VPP hurdle is still the tech

For the utility, the jump to a distributed system is rife with technical complication.

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Outgoing FERC commissioner pushes long-term grid planning

Order 1920 is out. But it’s just one piece of the “Rubik’s cube” of grid planning needed to protect customers and reliability, Clements said.

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It’s an unsettled time for VPPs in California

PG&E said it expects to have 412 MW of virtual power plant capacity this year. But deep potential budget cuts may complicate further growth.

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Grid modernization isn’t just a technology challenge

Massachusetts industry stakeholders spotlight the need to focus less on the tech, and more on people and legacy systems.

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Drew Baglino on Tesla’s Master Plan

The former Tesla executive explains why he’s optimistic about renewables, transmission bottlenecks, and critical minerals.

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'Bad data means bad predictions': Experts advise Congress on AI load growth

A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee heard testimony on how to better predict regional data center load growth.

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Do utilities need edge computing to get ready for the EV influx?

Edge computing has the potential to transform charging. But it requires a major technical overhaul that the utility sector may not be fully ready for.

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The White House just gave GETs the green light

With anticipated load growth, the grid needs technologies “that can cook right now,” said climate advisor Ali Zaidi.

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Solar

Jigar Shah: It's time for VPPs to get simpler

The Energy Department’s LPO director lays out a blueprint for how VPPs can help the grid handle massive load growth.

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Enchanted Rock is selling utilities on flexible data center connection

And for tech companies desperate to get their AI capabilities online fast, onsite gas microgrids may be preferable to new utility builds.

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Could VPPs save rooftop solar?

Jigar Shah, director of the DOE’s Loans Programs Office, said VPPs and batteries could boost the struggling rooftop solar market.

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Avangrid buys mobile transformers from Hitachi Energy

With the purchase, the utility is betting on a stop-gap for the widespread transformer shortage.