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Microgrids on the March

Microgrids on the March

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Microgrids are becoming the transformative technology in today’s energy industry, and are putting many utilities on the defensive. A few utilities want to adopt or coopt the technology, depending on one’s perceptions, creating tensions among utility and industry stakeholders. The latter believe microgrid resources can best be delivered by private companies.

First, a definition:  … Read More

Getting the Most Out of Utilities

Getting the Most Out of Utilities

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While residential utility prices have been on the rise in recent years, the commercial sector has enjoyed declining utility costs due in part to a drop in the price of natural gas. The increased use of extraction techniques such as hydraulic fracturing has caused the supply of natural gas to  … Read More

FERC Seeks Input From ISOs on Possible Market Barriers to Energy Storage

FERC Seeks Input From ISOs on Possible Market Barriers to Energy Storage

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has given operators of wholesale power markets until May 2 to document any possible barriers to energy storage’s participation in capacity, energy and ancillary services markets.

FERC’s assessment will include the impact that distributed solar + storage could have a wholesale markets.

FERC has given energy  … Read More

Solar Microgrids for Out-of-the-Way Places

Solar Microgrids for Out-of-the-Way Places

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In my blog last week, I used NASA’s wonderful Earth’s City Lights mosaic to illustrate today’s state of global electrification, pointing out that in its brief history it has been accompanied by a five-fold increase in the Earth’s human population.

It’s postulated that more than a quarter of the Earth’s population  … Read More



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