Currently, more than 30 percent of utilities say they are not sure how to implement their smart distribution plan. Source: 2018 Strategic Directions: Electric Report Developing a Tailored Grid Modernization Plan A grid modernization roadmap must consider business drivers, societal, environmental and financial objectives, and stakeholder risks. Regulators, investors, operators and customers are all seeking different values from grid investment. The increasing complexity of distribution operations created by the widespread deployment of distributed generation and storage requires new and innovative approaches to planning for the modern grid. New tools, techniques and expertise are all essential to defining a resilient grid that can handle the complexity of evolving customer demands. Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you. 0 Related Insights How are the Largest U.S. Cities Managing Rising Costs for Water and Sewer Services? According to respondents in the 2018-2019 50 Largest Cities Water & Wastewater Rate Survey, utilities are modifying how they charge for services to address revenue stability and affordability concerns. With Grid Modernization, Utilities Poised For Most Visible Transformation The annual Strategic Directions Report series offers analysis and insights into key issues and trends facing the smart cities and utilities, electric, natural gas, and water utility sectors. FLNG Solutions Prove To Be Much More Than Potential It was roughly a decade ago when the initial introduction of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) solutions sought to help bring uneconomic gas reserves offshore, such as those in remote locations, to the market. Over the past few years, however, we’ve watched as offshore FLNG capabilities have moved closer to the mainland, offering a very flexible and economical solution to operators looking to offload their supply around the world. Four Big Trends in Gas-to-Power Hold Promise for U.S. Market Major energy shifts are afoot, and the United States will play a critical role going forward. The EIA projects that by 2022, the U.S. will become a net energy exporter, according to its newly released Annual Energy Outlook 2018. For natural gas, this shift will happen even earlier, around 2020, the EIA says. Market Strives to Deliver Over Pipeline Challenges As if the persistent low-price environment wasn’t enough, rampant natural gas production in the Appalachian and Permian Basins is ramping up concern that pipeline take-away capacity can’t keep up. This comes as the United States natural gas industry prepares to enter one of its strongest growth periods to date, driven by increasing global demand for low cost natural gas supplies and growing domestic demand for cleaner energy sources. Collaborate with our Grid Modernization Planning team. Complete a short form to request more information and a specialist will contact you.