A crew of transmission line workers from Illinois electric cooperatives recently found themselves on a relatively ordinary project under circumstances that were anything but.
The Midwest Solar Expo has evolved into “a very utility focused show” with an increasing focus on grid-scale technology, according to event organizers.
Minnesota regulators recently heard proposals from Xcel Energy to introduce a sophisticated new electric grid software platform and to build an energy storage system instead of a substation.
State regulators in Illinois are staking out a unique foothold in an area of growing concern among public utilities: the security of information and digital assets in the smart-grid era.
The number of smart electric meters installed in homes, businesses and industries across the Midwest more than quadrupled between 2010 and 2015, according to an analysis by Midwest Energy News of recently released government data.
As policymakers in Ohio and elsewhere look to modernize their aging electric grid, concepts in Germany’s changing energy system suggest how today’s decisions can set the stage for a greater share of renewables and more energy security.
Last year marked the third consecutive year that wind, solar and other renewables made up more than half of new generating capacity on the shifting U.S. power system, according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
A new report by a team of engineers, scientists and researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers a roadmap for the redesign of one of history’s most critical inventions.
Solar power’s “duck-curve” problem – where solar production and demand peaks don’t align – is rearing its head where grid operators are at the cutting edge of clean energy, recent analysis shows.
An esoteric smart-grid technology is gaining prominence as expanded solar capacity poses new challenges to utilities and grid operators.