Advanced Energy Blog

Applications of GIS in the Electric Utility Sector

By Rubenka Bandyopadhyay | 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 Rubenka Bandyopadhyay | 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[…]

Heron’s Nest Community Features North Carolina’s First Residential Microgrid

By Lindsay Brecheisen | September 26, 2019

Smart neighborhoods and communities have been popping up rapidly in recent years. With their environmental focus, these communities are transforming the traditional idea of a village into one with advanced systems and modernization. A smart neighborhood is designed to reduce[…]

The Benefits of Smart Meters

By Jonathan Susser | June 1, 2019

Electric utilities have been installing smart meters throughout the country. Today, tens of millions can be found in homes, and they are now the most common type of meter in the U.S. The technology is a key component of the[…]

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[…]