- Duke Energy today is expected to unveil a micro grid being developed at the utility's test lab in North Carolina, aimed at helping develop grid-edge technologies.
- Greentech Media has the inside scoop on Duke's plans, which the company will discuss at the DistrbuTECH conference in San Diego.
- The company will also reveal that it has grown its "Coalition of the Willing," aimed at developing these new grid technologies, to more than two dozen members.
Greentech Media reports Duke Energy's "Coalition of the Willing," a group of companies working to standardize grid technologies to better enable their spread, has grown to 25 organizations and the utility is set to announce development of a test micro grid at its Mount Holly, N.C., laboratory.
The list of companies now working with Duke has expanded to include Cisco, Itron and Siemens.
Duke has gone ahead and published the reference architecture for its Distributed Intelligence Platform, with an ultimate goal of developing a "technology roadmap for enabling the operation and management of the electric power system in a non-invasive and affordable manner by employing open standard, interoperable, and distributed information systems."
"Interoperability is the key to helping utilities operate the electric power system more simply and
cost effectively, while also enabling better service to customers," Duke said in the document.
Utility Dive is scheduled to meet with Duke representatives today and will include more detail on the program tomorrow in our write-up of DistribuTECH day two.