Welcome to Beyond the Electron: The Energy Cloud podcast series.
For more than a century, the system for generating and delivering electricity to homes and businesses has followed a one-way hub-and-spoke model. But that traditional approach of generating electricity at large power plants and delivering it long distances to customers is quickly giving way to a much more dynamic, sustainable and customer-centric model.
As the energy system evolves to become cleaner and more distributed, there is an increased demand for better communication to ensure the grid remains as reliable as it has always been. It’s already happening, and the technologies and flows of information are referred to as the Neural Grid. Navigant Consulting’s Mike Bianco and PSEG’s Joseph Santamaria join us to explain why improved communication is so vital to the transformation of the energy system and why it’s every bit as important as advances in solar, wind and storage technologies.
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