The Case for Distribution Grid Investment

April 23, 2024
The Most Overlooked Part of the Grid Is the Most Critical for Resilience

In the United States, more than 90% of power system interruptions originate in the distribution grid. Yet most utility grid resilience investment strategies fall short when allocating funds to distribution grid modernization solutions that enhance distribution grid reliability. As an increase in extreme weather, electric vehicles and distributed energy resources exert more pressure on the grid, the risks of underinvestment in the distribution grid only grow for utilities and their customers.

This white paper lays out the case for addressing the distribution grid investment gap to achieve improved performance and better preparedness across the entire electric grid. It also offers four tactics utilities should consider deploying to execute a successful, multipronged strategy for distribution grid resilience. By optimizing distribution grid performance, the distribution grid can become the best supporting actor in the clean energy future.

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