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The Coming Wave of Transmission Innovations: Policy and Regulatory Changes for Grid Modernization

The Coming Wave of Transmission Innovations: Policy and Regulatory Changes for Grid Modernization

This is the fifth in a series of articles on the coming wave of transmission-related innovations and its implications for the electricity sector.  NEMA President & CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff In a vast sea of partisanship, the electrical grid is an island that both parties can agree is important, requires investment, and needs protecting. President Trump campaigned on the assertion that the United States needs a $1 trillion infrastructure package. All of the technology in the world is Read more […]

Grid Modernization Briefing Promotes Sustainable Infrastructure

Grid Modernization Briefing Promotes Sustainable Infrastructure

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. How much would you pay for a full cellphone charge minutes before boarding a cross-country flight? Congressional staff and industry stakeholders fielded this and other questions about the value of electricity at the September grid modernization briefing hosted by NEMA, in coordination with the Grid Innovation Caucus, the GridWise Alliance, and the Edison Foundation Institute for Electric Innovation. Congressman Read more […]

Act Now to Modernize the Grid

Act Now to Modernize the Grid

This piece was originally published in the September 2016 issue of electroindustry. Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA) Over the past decade, we have seen a shift in our nation’s energy and electricity landscape, presenting new technology and new consumer demand challenges. Congress has yet to address these new dynamics or help build a sustainable energy future. America is now a leading producer of oil and natural gas. At the same time, there has been explosive growth of cleaner, lower Read more […]

Powering Microgrids for the 21st-Century Electrical System

Powering Microgrids for the 21st-Century Electrical System

This piece was originally published in the September 2016 issue of electroindustry. Steve Griffith, PMP, NEMA Industry Director, NEMA A new NEMA report, Powering Microgrids for the 21st-Century Electrical System, introduces the concept of microgrids as an integral component of the power delivery system of the 21st century. This newer understanding contrasts with the earlier, more limited view of microgrids as islanded systems of generation and load, valued mostly for their ability Read more […]