Advanced Energy Blog

Smart Grid Increases Economic Development Opportunities

By Kristi Brodd | October 17, 2018

Economic development efforts are incredibly important for communities in order to create and retain jobs and improve quality of life. It takes a great deal of collaboration between a team of state and local partners to successfully bring new business[…]

How Will Energy Storage Impact Utilities?

By Jonathan Susser | April 30, 2018

With traditional electricity generation, utilities balance supply and demand, providing the necessary amount in real time. But what if some of that electricity could be held and then deployed when it is most needed? This idea is known as energy[…]

Smart Grid – The Grid of the Future

By Lindsay Brecheisen | December 28, 2017

Today, we live in the information age where our technologies are able to automatically adapt, modify, analyze and learn from our everyday behaviors and preferences. We have smart homes, smart phones, smart cars and smart everything else but what about[…]

Advanced Metering Infrastructure Case Study: Brunswick Electric

By Kristi Brodd | October 4, 2017

Advanced Metering Infrastructure, or AMI, is the name for new technologies that provide two-way communication with smart meters. The technologies enable electric companies to analyze energy usage, identify potential problems, provide better electric service and implement programs that can help[…]

Microgrid Case Study: Duke Energy Carolinas

By Kristi Brodd | September 22, 2017

Microgrids are independent power systems that can power a building, campus or small community in place of the electric grid during a power outage. Microgrids have been used for many decades, and new technologies and designs have made them more[…]

2017 Smart Grid Webinar Series

By Kristi Brodd | April 4, 2017

Advanced Energy is excited to launch the 2017 Smart Grid Webinar Series! This series is uniquely designed to provide information about smart grid technologies to leaders and decision makers in our state who may not have a technical background. We[…]