A Stepwise Journey Toward Digitalization and Grid Modernization [an Energy Central PowerSession™]
Utilities face complex grid, power generation, and energy transition challenges as increasing numbers of distributed energy resources (DER) enter the mix. The emerging prosumer is a central part of three unprecedented industry challenges: Increasing proliferation of DER; resiliency in the face of severe weather, wildfires, and cyber security threats; and significant load growth as electrification rapidly advances.
The traditional script for utility enterprise projects is long, slow initiatives that deploy entire systems at high upfront costs. That approach needs to change in response to today’s hyper-dynamic operating environment. Agile deployment flips the script by pursuing an accelerated path of incremental change with low upfront costs.