Why Energy Transformation is Like Fixing the Plane in Midair

US Grid Company's Matt Futch explains why energy transformation is like fixing a plane midair. You cannot put the electric grid on pause while everyone collectively re-arranges the parts. Power utilities should be optimistic about their future despite market forces and a seemingly endless stream of media regarding 'death spirals,' utility … [Read more...]

FTC to NY: Be Wary of Utilities Derailing Independent Microgrids

New York policymakers need to take a closer look at the potential for utilities to derail independent microgrids and other competitors under Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), says the Federal Trade Commission. The federal agency issued the advice in response to a white paper by the New York Public Service Commission’s staff that looks at how … [Read more...]

What is Government Doing to Spur Microgrid Growth?

What state and federal policies are spurring microgrid growth in the United States? Here's an inventory from our latest Think Microgrid report, The Energy Efficient Microgrid, which examines grid-connected microgrids and companion technologies: combined heat and power (CHP) and district energy (DE). The Obama administration created one of the … [Read more...]