States Lead on Microgrids…California, Connecticut, Maryland (Part 1)

Certain states lead on microgrids when it comes to sorting out policies and regulation.  Here we look at what California, Connecticut and Maryland are doing to  move the microgrid market forward.  This article series is based on EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com’s report: Think Microgrid, available here.  In the U.S., electricity is governed mostly at … [Read more...]

Microgrids, Money and the Utility ‘Death Plunge’

This is the second part of our coverage on microgrids from last week’s Northeast Sustainable Energy Association BuildingEnergy 14 conference in Boston. Read Part I here. If distributed generation is accelerating the utility death spiral – as some say – will microgrids cause a total utility plunge? That’s the question Galen Nelson, director of … [Read more...]

Why Insiders are Bullish on Microgrid

Microgrids are coming to the US, but they face some significant roadblocks. What’s driving the sudden upswing in their development? And what’s getting in the way? A panel of microgrid experts tackled these questions last week at the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) BuildingEnergy 14 conference in Boston. Ed Krapels, founder of … [Read more...]