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50 States of Grid Modernization Q1 2023 – Executive Summary

50 States of Grid Modernization Q1 2023 – Executive Summary

Full Title: 50 States of Grid Modernization Q1 2023 - Executive Summary
Author(s): Emily Apadula, Rebekah de la Mora, Justin Lindemann, Brian Lips, Vincent Potter, and Autumn Proudlove
Publisher(s): North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center
Publication Date: April 17, 2023
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Description (excerpt):

The purpose of this report is to provide state lawmakers and regulators, electric utilities, the advanced energy industry, and other energy stakeholders with timely, accurate, and unbiased updates about how states are choosing to study, adopt, implement, amend, or discontinue policies associated with grid modernization. This report catalogues proposed and enacted legislative, regulatory, and rate design changes affecting grid modernization during the most recent quarter. The 50 States of Grid Modernization report series provides regular quarterly updates and annual summaries of grid modernization policy developments, keeping stakeholders informed and up to date.

In the first quarter of 2023, 47 states plus DC and Puerto Rico took a total of 540 policy and deployment actions related to grid modernization, utility business model and rate reform, energy storage, microgrids, and demand response. Table 1 provides a summary of state and utility actions on these topics. Of the 540 actions catalogued, the most common were related to policies (129), planning and market access (91), and financial incentives (88). 

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