The North American electric utility industry is undergoing significant change.
The North American electric utility industry is undergoing significant change. Disruptive forces are creating a new industry environment that requires the adoption of a new business model.
In this issue of The Agile Utility series, we describe a future state industry model, the evolution of the utility as a Network Integrator. This is a “transformed” distribution utility that will serve as the integrator of the diverse mix of generation entities, transmission entities, and retail and customer demand with the primary responsibility to provide reliable, resilient, and safe energy delivery that is cost-effective and leverages standardized technologies.