Why the Nation's Capital Needs Microgrids

When military officials and energy companies gathered last week in Arlington, Virginia to promote microgrids, the fates conspired to make their work very easy. Just the day before, a power outage knocked out electricity to the White House, the Smithsonian, the Department of Energy, the Justice Department, the University of Maryland, parts of the … [Read more...]

The Connection between Microgrids and Energy Efficiency

Microgrids and energy efficiency go hand-in-hand, explains Jean Redfield, president and CEO of NextEnergy. Historically, our electric grid is powered by large central station power plants that distribute energy to end users through the use of transmission and distribution lines. However, steady advancements in distributed energy generation … [Read more...]