States Taking Grid Modernization Actions At ‘Astounding Rate’: Report

Solar Industry – The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC), part of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University, has released its Q1 2018 edition of “The 50 States of Grid Modernization,” showing that 37 states and the District of Columbia took actions related to grid modernization during the first quarter of this year.

The quarterly series provides insights on state regulatory and legislative discussions and actions on grid modernization, utility business model and rate reforms, energy storage, microgrids, and demand response.

The greatest number of actions on grid modernization during the quarter related to advanced metering infrastructure rules, energy storage deployment, grid modernization investigations, and utility business model reforms.

A total of 259 grid modernization actions were taken during Q1 2018, up from 196 actions during the previous quarter. This also represents a 75% increase over the 148 actions taken in Q1 2017. New York, California and Massachusetts took the greatest number of actions during the quarter, followed by Hawaii, New Jersey and Minnesota.

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