Advanced Energy Blog

Solar Energy in North Carolina: A 2021 View

By Jonathan Susser | December 16, 2021

In our final Exploring North Carolina Smart Grid webinar of 2021, we checked in on the status of solar energy in North Carolina. The session featured John Gajda, principal engineer at Strata Clean Energy; Maura Farver, distributed energy technology strategy[…]

Roanoke Electric Cooperative, Fermata Energy Show Promise of Vehicle-to-X Technology

By Jonathan Susser, PhD and Daniel Real, PhD | October 5, 2021

In late 2020, Roanoke Electric Cooperative, energy technology company Fermata Energy and a team of clean energy organizations, including Advanced Energy, launched a pilot project to explore the potential of electric vehicle (EV) “vehicle-to-X” (V2X) applications. V2X is an example[…]

Strengthening North Carolina’s Power Grid and Communities

By Jonathan Susser | September 22, 2021

Our most recent Exploring North Carolina Smart Grid webinar examined the issues of grid reliability and resiliency. The session featured Dr. Robert Cox, associate director of UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production & Infrastructure Center (EPIC); Lee Ragsdale, senior vice president, energy[…]

Battery Storage Solutions for Customers and Utilities

By Colin Thompson and Julia Szeto | December 28, 2020

Battery storage systems are growing in popularity as technology improves, prices decline, and electric utilities and their customers recognize the benefits. Therefore, it is no surprise that system installations are increasing in homes, at businesses and for utility sites. The[…]

Electric Rate Modernization in North Carolina

By Jonathan Susser | December 4, 2020

In our latest Exploring North Carolina Smart Grid webinar, we learned about the importance of electric rate modernization for supporting grid improvements and a clean energy future. The session featured Cara Goldenberg and Heather House of the Rocky Mountain Institute,[…]