From Grid Following to Grid Forming - The Digital Transformation Evolution
Grid Following technology has allowed for a rapid and successful deployment of multiple generation sources for years. Over time, Grid Following has allowed for resiliency (stand by generation), cost savings (roof top solar systems) and more. But the grid of the future - minus large centralized generation sources is going to rely on Grid Forming technologies. Grid Forming (that ability to create a grid/the grid from scratch) has as much dependency on the digital aspects as the physical wires and transformers. This new paradigm requires new methods, new security, and a brand new participant: the individual.