You need to establish a plan to transform your grid to meet customer demands for increased reliability, resiliency, customer choice, distributed energy resources (DER) and other advanced technologies.
These drivers are warranting large-scale investments in power distribution systems across the country. Your team needs the ability to prepare for this full landscape of grid modernization challenges: aging infrastructure, distributed generation, electrification, microgrids and non-wires alternatives. We also partner with 1898 & Co. — our business, technology and security solutions consultancy — to arm you with business strategy, strategic planning and project development services, as well as development of plans to mitigate physical and cybersecurity threats.
Our team helps electric utilities tackle these grid modernization challenges head on. From distribution circuit upgrades, to new operational technology deployments, to improved vegetation management practices, our team has the experience you need. Your regulatory and operational environment is unique, so we develop solutions that take these increasingly complex factors into consideration to put a safe, reliable and cost-effective plan into action.
Strong, Smart, Sustainable: A Foundation for Grid Modernization
We consider three fundamental components for every grid modernization project:
- Make it strong: The grid must be built to last, with strengthened physical assets, sized for unforeseen demand levels and standardized for progressive grid improvements to simplify operations and reduce costs.
- Make it smart: A smart grid goes beyond automated metering. It gives you the opportunity to improve your operations through outage tracking, analysis, reporting and response planning. It supports your ability to zero in on the simplest applications that add value and increase grid efficiency.
- Make it sustainable: It must be environmentally responsible as well as improve your operations and management. This dual focus enables the advanced grid to remain strong and smart over time.
Grid Modernization Planning & Design
Grid Modernization: Changing the Way the Grid's Future Is Planned
Next Generation (NxG) Webinar Series
You May Also Like:
Overcoming Primary Challenges for Secondary Network Operators
How to Get More Value From Utilities' Assets
Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce: Engineering-construction firm make four new hires
Burns & McDonnell Continues to Grow Birmingham Team