Microgrid Growth: How Far, How Fast Since Superstorm Sandy?

When massive storms hit, we get religion. Superstorm Sandy was that kind of storm. States along the US East Coast emerged from the wreckage two years ago this week with a new devotion to creating a more resilient electric system. Where the central grid failed, microgrids kept the lights on. So government leaders, businesses, and even some … [Read more...]

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...]

Think Microgrid: How the Technology Has Changed its Stars

This is the first in a series of articles from our new "Think Microgrid" special report. Microgrids have been around for decades; in fact, configurations that look much like microgrids go back to Thomas Edison’s time. But for most of their history, microgrids operated as a niche technology, workable and financially feasible mostly on college … [Read more...]