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Microgrids are the solution to grid-security threats, says former top U.S. energy regulator Wellinghoff.
While they can't capture as much energy as batteries, the technology is finding advocates in the transportation sector.
Simplicity and efficiency are just two benefits associated with this fast-emerging concept in power distribution.
From Comverge to Vestas, these innovators have the capacity for creative destruction in the energy sector.
After more than a century with little change, electricity infrastructure is being remade. Is a microgrid coming soon to your backyard?
In addition to reducing costs for consumers and utilities, energy retailers can increase their revenue.
Three programs illuminate the potential for renewables and distributed resources at the university, city and state levels.
by Rebecca Cole
The batteries could step in as a substitute for inefficient peaker plants or to back up intermittent renewable energy.