Becoming a grid optimizer in the new age of energy
The energy landscape is shifting fast, placing new demands on grid operators. Utilities must adapt, but they are hamstrung by an outdated industry model of centralized generation and energy delivery that was intended to maximize economies of scale.
Utilities have invested billions in infrastructure that has a long life, but it also has consequences that linger. Utilities will be locked into a regulatory asset base that requires consumers to pay for the infrastructure for decades to come. This will become a misallocation of public funds and could require policy makers to step in.