51st State Ideas I The Future Role of the Electric Utility: Energy and Capacity Optimization
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51st State Ideas I The Future Role of the Electric Utility: Energy and Capacity Optimization

  • Mega trends requiring change for the utility of the future
  • Functions for all participants that need to be optimized by an energy and capacity system in both the planning and operation modes
  • How utility/regulatory metrics need to change in support of energy and capacity optimization

How Complex Utilities Need to Change for the 21st Century

In this paper, Landis+Gyr provides a description of an energy & capacity optimization (EC&O) platform–a “system of systems”–which utilities will manage. From the EC&O system operations center, the utility will optimize all assets (regardless of ownership) and optimize capital deployment for new assets. The platform will also allow the utility to engage stakeholders in planning, and communicating opportunities to customers. Landis+Gyr also highlights the need for cybersecurity, with an increase in stakeholder transactions and information-sharing.

Author: Larry Dickerman, Landis+Gyr

This report was not written by or originated from any member of SEPA staff and SEPA does not endorse any opinions expressed in this paper.

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