A small but growing number of grid-interactive pilot projects are underway while others are under development. Utilities and facility owners are developing data on GEB performance and gaining experience with technical and non-technical aspects of GEB implementation. This webinar highlighted the experiences and plans of two companies pioneering GEB implementation.
Southern Company’s Smart Neighborhoods initiative is demonstrating the integration of state-of-the art home construction, smart-connected appliances, distributed energy resources, and grid interaction through its Alabama Power Reynolds Landing project outside of Birmingham and a Georgia Power project in Atlanta’s upper Westside.
In Colorado, Xcel Energy’s Innovative Clean Technology Program, through such projects as its Stapleton and Panasonic battery demonstrations, is piloting ways to integrate solar and other distributed resources with storage and grid-interactivity to enhance reliability, manage peaks, support power quality, reduce costs, and address environmental goals.
Hear from Southern Company and Xcel Energy representatives about these projects and the lessons and insights they offer for further implementation of GEB.