Traditionally the electricity grid has had a challenging time integrating alternative sources of power that didn’t always maintain consistent outputs like wind and solar. However, as the cost of wind and solar has decreased and the demand for clean power has increased the need to simplify integration has become essential. The advent of digital asset performance management and digital smart asset planning is crucial to optimizing the smart grid.
In the long run, the digital transformation and integration of renewables will improve customer loyalty, decrease operational expenses, and improve the bottom line.
Crucial are information integration, digital engagement with customers and data and energy management systems.
Learn more in a landmark Energy Times report, “Three Digital Strategies Utilities Need to Thrive in the Renewable Revolution.”
EDITOR'S NOTE: The future of utilities and renewable energy is the focus of the Renewables Rush executive energy conference in San Francisco on April 5.