Illinois utilities push cloud computing rules to remove tech investment disincentive

Utility Dive: Changes to cost recovery of cloud-based computing solutions could be a boon to companies providing a range of services, from demand management to grid monitoring.

Investor-owned utilities spent $32 billion on grid modernization in 2016, according to the Edison Foundation Institute for Electric Innovation, and the number of advanced meters installed around the country could reach 90 million by the end of 2020. To manage the resulting sea of data, utilities are turning to outside vendors.

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