2018: The Year of the Digital Grid
3rd January 2018
Nothing will stand out in 2018 as more important for the long-term success of renewables than the advancement of a digital grid architecture. Smart inverters, smart controls, smart networks — it’s all about digital smarts, and expect more to come in 2018. There will be more partnerships between energy industry players and big data analytics providers; more data will be moving from generator assets to utility assets; more smart contracts will be trusted for buying and selling renewables; more cities will enable their buildings with intelligent energy controls; and all in all, the renewable energy industry will use digital technologies to edge that much closer to overcoming the perception that the variability of renewable resources remains a threat to power grids everywhere.
Read more at: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/12/the-year-of-the-digital-grid-plus-4-more-renewable-energy-trends-to-follow-in-2018.html