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There are numerous ways in which Tipmont has anticipated what’s next in the world of energy transformation.

ENERGY TRANSFORMATION

Initiatives

High-Speed Rural Internet

Tipmont Fiber

Since Tipmont’s fiber build project commenced in the spring of 2019, we have connected thousands of fiber internet customers across our electric service territory.

Thanks to grant funding from multiple sources, we’ve shaved years from the original construction schedule. That means everyone in Tipmont’s service territory will now have access to broadband by the end of 2024.

In addition to meeting a critical need for Tipmont members, our fiber-optic network has become a backbone for the energy transformation strategies of today and tomorrow.

Fiber is an essential part of Tipmont’s evolution toward a smart grid that can offer you the most valuable benefits of energy transformation. A smart grid incorporates digital communication technologies into the infrastructure of traditional power grids.

For Tipmont, the centerpiece of this is our advanced metering infrastructure project, through which we will complete smart-meter upgrades across our service territory by the end of 2026

Tipmont’s fiber network includes several other electric service benefits:

Additional benefits

Tipmont fiber doesn’t just connect you to far-away family members, endless entertainment options and opportunities to build your future. It puts you and your cooperative at the leading edge of energy transformation and solidly prepares us all for evolutions in the energy industry.

CONSUMING MORE ENERGY

Increased demand and wholesale costs

At Tipmont, kilowatt-hours of energy usage are growing 1% each year, and peak kilowatt usage — which represents electricity use at the busiest times of each day — is rising by more than 3% each year. These increases are driving the infrastructure upgrades and expansions that Tipmont will consider on its system in the coming years.

The increased electrification of transportation (e.g., electric vehicles) and heating (e.g., heat pumps) is also increasing electricity demand and altering consumption patterns.

Electric vehicles and heat pumps offer considerable environmental benefits, but their continual adoption will require infrastructure upgrades and careful planning to meet demand while maintaining grid stability.

Cost-effective and efficient storage technologies also will be crucial to offset the effect of weather and nature on renewable energy production.

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Infrastructure integration

Integrating renewable energy into existing grid infrastructure will require the industry to rethink longstanding technologies.

Upgrades and modifications are often necessary to accommodate variable generation, manage bi-directional power flows and ensure grid stability.

Building the future

Policies, regulations and subsidies

Government policies, regulations and subsidies play a crucial role in shaping the future of American power delivery.

When inconsistent or outdated, these can hinder renewable energy production and disincentivize investment both for utility providers and individual consumers.

Glossary

This list of terms and definitions will help you understand energy transformation.

Energy transformation glossary

This glossary covers a range of terms related to energy transformation.

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