August 24, 2020

Utility Dive spotlights crucial low carbon tech in 'Propelling The Clean Energy Transition' series

As states continue efforts to pursue clean energy targets, new technology are emerging to help usher sweeping changes.

Since its inception in 2012, Utility Dive has been following the electric industrys rapid transition toward low-carbon resources. This year, our team spoke with a wide array of power sector experts to identify five key technologies that will propel the grids transformation.

In the past week, we published five articles focused on green hydrogen , distributed energy aggregation , transmission development , fine-tuning wind and solar power , and power sector automation .

The series is focused on technologies that could strengthen the grid, increasing reliability and making clean energy more affordable. These technology changes are often unrecognizable to outside observers -- the National Wind Technology Centers chief engineer, Paul Veers, described changes to wind turbine design as pretty much invisible.

But such developments are crucial to deploying higher levels of renewable energy onto the grid.

Energy markets are signaling interest in smarter applications of clean energy, by utilizing big data solutions in distributed or utility-scale renewable energy systems.

Thats why we felt it was crucial to highlight projects applying more advanced applications of these technologies. Unlike past Deep Dives, we added snapshots of different projects around the country poised to impact the industry in the next few years.

Our list of the top five technologies impacting the sector in the near term is notably missing energy storage Utility Dive will be releasing a larger project later this year dedicated to the different ways energy storage interacts with the grid. Make sure to subscribe to our Energy Storage weekly newsletter to not miss out on our analysis of the technology.

We will continue covering emerging and developing technologies in the power sector to expand this list of the innovations propelling the transition.