Mapping the Grid in the future
There is a far-reaching transformation underway in the electricity industry. The electric grid that has powered our lives for more than a century is undergoing major changes, in response both to technological advancements and the consumer demand these new technologies have unleashed. In short: the grid is modernizing and it’s happening all across the country.
I represent dozens of companies, utilities, and other organizations that care about these changes via the GridWise Alliance, which for more than a decade has been leading the industry in enabling policies and practices focused on transforming the grid. In partnership with Clean Edge we recently released the 3rd Annual Grid Modernization Index (GMI) to document the significant shifts taking place, and to better track best practices. Based on data collected from industry stakeholders, the GMI tracks and ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia on more than 80 key indicators that measure progress to a modern grid.