October 21, 2020
Companies were selected based on their contribution to grid edge technology transformation – increasingly critical in today’s changing utility industry. En ergy stakeholders and other thought leaders in the industry helped select the Grid Edge 20. See the entire list.
“At Duke Energy, we continue to promote innovation as a way to make our operations more efficient — and our customers more satisfied. We are honored with this recognition,” said Caren Anders, vice president, Emerging Technology and Transmission Affairs.
Among the emerging technology projects Duke Energy is working on: energy storage, microgrids and making the grid operate with more open standards and less proprietary protocols. These efforts will help the company and customers alike with a stronger, more resilient electric grid.
“The Grid Edge 20 is an annual benchmark for our industry,” said Steve Propper, director of Grid Edge at Greentech Media. “This year’s group is made up of technology vendors making the greatest impact on the market in terms of deploying disruptive solutions commercially. It also includes utilities making smart investments to optimize their distribution network architecture and prepare for the future architecture of the grid.”
The publication noted Duke Energy’s plans for a testing facility in Gaston County, N.C., this year. Duke Energy and more than 25 companies will test new innovative techniques for the electric grid at the facility.
Duke Energy representatives will accept the award in June at Grid Edge Live 2015 in San Diego.
About Duke Energy
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com.