Electric Grid Modernization

Electric grid modernization can lower the costs of providing electric service, increase resiliency and reliability, and lower greenhouse gas emissions. Most grid modernization technologies require modern communications infrastructure with high reliability and low latency. This communication need is often met with a fiber-optic backbone that communicates wirelessly with smart grid equipment, either on the distribution system or at utility customer premises. We study and help communities assess a variety of grid applications including transactive energy, volt-var optimization, conservation voltage reduction and smart meters.