Defending and achieving a successful smart grid There’s a cliché in the energy world that says, “Everyone’s talking about smart grid, but no one can define it.” In our case, the Sageview team can talk the talk about smart grid and not only define it, but demonstrate it and defend it. We have participated in analyzing, preparing and designing several smart grid demonstration projects across the country. From project management or application assistance, we understand the technical and legal barriers to defending and achieving a successful outcome.
Electric Vehicle Adoption
Predicting problems in electric vehicle adoption Because grid infrastructure may not be prepared for the newest, fast-charging battery technologies, even low adoption rates of electric vehicles can overwhelm a utility in discrete areas. Factor in high-density adoption with charge preference times that may significantly overlap, and you’ve got a recipe for destabilization. Juxtapose that scenario with a protracted build-out of transmission infrastructure, and it’s clear that proactive planning to mitigate early impacts of electric vehicle adoption is critical to the utility industry. A model to predict distribution implications Sageview President Tom Osterhus, Ph.D., conducted research commissioned by EPRI and a handful of automotive ...