A smarter grid has been requested – regulators have a complex decision to make
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A smarter grid has been requested – regulators have a complex decision to make

If the electricity to your home goes down, most electricity utilities don't know. The reason is that most hardware in between the electricity generation plant and your home is not communicating anything back to operators. Most hardware is of similar design to the times of Tesla and Edison. “Communication today with DER is really low-tech. It’s phone and it’s emails,” said Matthew Glasser, a director at Consolidated Edison.  On the one hand, this is probably a net benefit for now as hackers would have long wreaked havoc...but this is changing - slowly though, as how to implement these technologies is…
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EPB launches first community solar power program
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EPB launches first community solar power program

For the first time since it was created 80 years ago, EPB plans to generate its own power. The city-owned utility is looking to the sun to power a new community-based solar farm that is projected to generate enough power for about 125 homes. EPB directors Friday approved a partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority to launch Solar Share, a pilot program to construct 1.35 megawatts of solar generation to be distributed to a number of homes from a solar farm likely to be built on one of EPB's service lots. EPB is still working out the details of how…
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