Utilities are getting new incentives to invest in so-called non-wires solutions such as rooftop solar, battery storage, energy efficiency and smart load controls.
In particular, keep tabs on several programs from Duke Energy.
The company is attracting attention by talking up a favorite cause célèbre for companies and utilities: resilience in the face of climate change.
Be ready to bend, if not break, rules.
Entrepreneurs are increasingly investing in clean minigrids to cover unreliable utility services.
The collective we should be focusing far more attention on innovation within the transmission system.
The critical systems at its facility in Richmond, California, can operate for up to three hours when the broader grid goes down.
Military microgrids are expected to reach $1 billion in the next eight years.
Strategies like isolated generation, cross-sector planning and partnerships, and planning for the unplannable will apply far beyond islands like Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
The demand from grain mills, water pumping, health clinics, barbershops and countless other businesses is there.