For years, utilities have seen a growing need to enable a smarter electric grid, promote cleaner power sources, and replace aging structures. These issues came into sharper focus when US President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This legislation provides funding for many energy initiatives—however, strict compliance guidelines come with the stimulus plan. Find out more.
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utilities confront today is how to migrate to cleaner technologies in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. Adopting renewable generation technology, such as nuclear, wind, and solar power, is costly. Such a transition includes acquiring land, creating new generation plants, and extending delivery grids. In addition, providing new forms of power to the grid involves the implementation and tracking of new processes. For example, when energy is produced through consumer-owned generation, utilities