The Need for Speed: Utilities, Clean Tech and Regulators Agree the Energy Transition has to Move Faster

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The Need for Speed: Utilities, Clean Tech and Regulators Agree the Energy Transition has to Move Faster

By Nick Lanyi
Sharon Allan (far left), Chief Innovative Officer, SEPA moderates panel on the Innovation Cycle July 26, 2017 at Grid Evolution Summit: A National Town Meeting. Image credit: sepapower.org

Sharon Allan (far left), Chief Innovative Officer, SEPA moderates panel on the Innovation Cycle July 26, 2017 at Grid Evolution Summit: A National Town Meeting. Image credit: sepapower.org

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 12:20pm

CAMPAIGN: Energy Efficiency

CONTENT: Article

A panel of utility executives countered that they recognize the challenges. Several expressed a desire to work with vendors on outcome-based solutions rather than dictating a specific solution.

Carlos Nouel, National Grid’s Vice President of New Energy Solutions says his team issues open RFPs to encourage innovation: “We say, here’s the problem; give us the solution.”

And plenty of solutions are needed as the industry continues to evolve toward a customer-centric model that includes a range of DERs and involves highly visible choices that speak to customers’ values.

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Keywords: Energy | Clean Tech | Energy Transition | National Grid | sustainability | utilities

CAMPAIGN: Energy Efficiency

CONTENT: Article