Articles by Matthew Futch

About Matthew Futch

Matt brings over ten years of experience in the renewable energy, smart grid, and regulatory policy domains, with primary areas of expertise in government relations. As the Vice President of Regulatory and Political Strategy at USGRDCO, Matt utilizes his deep experience to provide regulatory and political direction to the company and helps drive regulatory and political advocacy for clients and projects.

Fixing the Plane in Midair: Three Keys to Energy Transformation

We are enduring an elevated threat to energy infrastructure. The non-standard application of sensors, communications, and automation in the distribution system is actually expanding potential access points for bad actors. However, while seemingly counterintuitive, increasing the total usage in the network from these access points will actually improve security and flexibility for utilities, city planners, developers and the like. A flexible, dynamic and interconnected set of microgrids can reduce the risk of black outs and energy shortages from physical and virtual attacks.