Is the Electrical Grid Destined to Go the Way of the Telephone?
New technologies are allowing consumers to move from grid-based electricity to personal home-based electricity. Instead of the two-way transactional process, electricity is going the way of personal solar power plants, and disrupting the electricity grid provider’s monopoly. This is giving rise to new delivery mechanisms.
A recent article by Mahesh Bhave discusses this transformation:
NY State’s Public Services Commission, in their April 2014 Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) document proposes one new approach. It envisages a new mission for utilities, that of Distributed Services Platform Providers (DSPP). “The DSPP will identify, plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain the needed modifications to existing distribution facilities to allow wide deployment of distributed energy resources.”
Read the full article via Renewable Energy World.com