Grid Modernization and Storage Division

Welcome to the Grid Modernization and Storage Division of the American Solar Energy Society. Join us today!

Present day grid was designed and built at a time when power plants in central locations exclusively controlled a 1-way flow of electricity to consumers. A modern day grid needs to accommodate a 2-way flow of power. Grid modernization will provide the foundation that supports the reduction of CO2 in all sectors.

Our Goals

  • To reduce operational costs and increase efficiency
  • To keep energy costs affordable and to promote economic growth
  • To ensure energy remains reliably available and increasingly clean and sustainable
  • To lower consumers energy bills
  • To maximize the value of renewable energy generation
  • To empower consumers to have better control of their energy use and cost

Our Members

Our members include but not limited to the following:

  • Test Engineers
  • Renewable Energy Utility Engineers
  • Managers
  • Policy Makers
  • Students
  • Executives
  • Technicians, Operators and Maintenance Personnel etc.

Topics we consider

  • Grid modernization: The big picture
  • Grid modernization in distribution networks
  • Reliability and Quality
  • Laying the foundation for the next generation grid modernization architecture
  • Grid modernization architecture
  • Grid modernization and cyber security
  • Microgrids
  • Grid modernization and automation
  • Grid modernization deployment
  • Grid modernization operation etc.

How we communicate

  • Division forum
  • Division website
  • Division webinars
  • Seminars and conferences

How we build our community

  • Online resources
  • Coaching and mentorship
  • Volunteering opportunities

Upcoming Division Opportunities

  • Webinars
  • Networking with other members
  • Opportunity to attend the ASES conference. 

Key Resources

  • Solar today articles
  • National Solar Conference
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