2019 Power Sector Outlook: Top trends to watch
2019 comes on the heels of a landmark year that heightened a national conversation about resilience, brought more natural gas capacity onto the grid than renewable generation for the first time since 2013 and boosted energy storage in wholesale power markets through a historic federal order. What will 2019 have in store?
Industry analysts have sounded off on what we can expect from the energy transition this year, ranging from a continuing shift to a cheaper, cleaner generation mix to a focus on grid modernization and distributed resource integration.
While these trends will impact utilities, regulators, policymakers, technology developers and electricity customers for years to come, the following articles provide an in depth outlook for 2019.
From coal bailouts to batteries and wind and solar growth, here are the issues that will define the year to come. Read More >>
As electric vehicles, batteries and other distributed resources are added to the grid, analysts predict utilities will increasingly take advantage of that supply to balance load. Read More >>
Breakthroughs in interconnection and communication with stakeholders will help utilities and developers to take advantage of the full solar tax credit. Read More >>
Rules for energy storage in wholesale markets are being finalized, but deployments are more likely to be driven by utility resource plans. Read More >>
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