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Bulk Electric System Planners/Operators Need to Plan Now for Distributed Energy Resources
Distributed energy resources or DERs are expected to double over the next fives years. ISOs, balancing authorities, and transmission planners must consider the impacts of DERs now and prepare to modify system models and operations to recognize growth of these resources.
Can Electric Utilities Coexist with Increasingly Severe Wildfires?
The devastating California wildfires have destroyed lives and property. And now the state's largest electric utility has filed bankruptcy as a result of the California law that makes utilities liable for damage caused by their equipment even if no negligence occurs. What fire-hardening techniques can be used to protect communities from severe wildfires and utilities from the financial fallout?