INSIGHTSSERIES Power & Utilities | Smart Grid
April 9, 2019
How America’s Sunny Isles Are Spearheading Grid Innovation in Pursuit of Resilience
Evolving policies, advancing technology, and changing consumer interests drive changes to the grid architecture.

Hawaii and Puerto Rico are at the forefront of a trend just starting to sweep the nation as regulators look to overhaul a grid now growing more reliant on intermittent supplies. The experience of these islands could shed light on the need to consider the implications of future grid investments for both reliability and regional resilience.

 

Key Figures
Hawaiian Electric Companies’ renewable energy level in 201827 percent
U.S. renewable electricity share of total generation in 201818 percent