The power utilities sector is transforming from a one-way (unidirectional) power flow, into a more distributed grid. One with a decentralized power generation network that no longer depends on large generation plants.
Instead, we have numerous small-scale power ‘generators’ and multiple renewable energy sources. Sources including solar, wind, hydro, and gas located in rural, metropolitan and residential areas. In this decentralized power grid, energy flows in multiple directions and consumers can just as likely be energy producers.