Advanced Energy Blog

Battery Storage Solutions for Customers and Utilities

By Jonathan Susser | 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,[…]

Applications of GIS in the Electric Utility Sector

By Jonathan Susser | May 27, 2020

From Google Maps to geotagging on Facebook, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have become an everyday part of life. Like other computationally intensive fields, GIS has its roots in the 1960s, an era of rapid technological development in computer science. The[…]

Emissions Quantification Tools Overview

By Jonathan Susser | May 13, 2020

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the electric power sector produced 33% of the country’s total carbon dioxide emissions in 2018. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions can affect the environment, health and quality of life, and[…]

The Evolving Electric Power Grid

By Jonathan Susser | February 27, 2020

When we turn on a light or plug in a phone charger, we receive electricity from a complex web-like network of equipment. Power plants, power lines, substations and transformers all communicate and work in tandem to deliver the right amount[…]

Developing North Carolina’s Energy Workforce

By Jonathan Susser | October 17, 2019

As North Carolina’s energy industry continues to evolve, it is critical that the state’s workforce is prepared. In our most recent smart grid webinar, Developing North Carolina’s Energy Workforce, we heard from three organizations that are creating solutions to help[…]