Manufacturers See Growing Use of Sophisticated Microgrids. Urge White House to Speed the Trend

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association says it envisions growing use of sophisticated microgrids and is urging the White House to take action to speed the trend.NEMA described what it sees ahead for microgrids and other modern energy technologies in recent comments on the Quadrennial Energy Review. President Barack Obama initiated … [Read more...]

Cyber Threats, Storms, and Microgrids: The U.S. Quadrennial Energy Review

A milestone energy document released this week gives insight into how federal officials plan to shape the U.S. energy system. And yes, microgrids are very much a part of the plan.In the first-ever Quadrennial Energy Review, the Obama administration offered a multi-billion dollar roadmap for improving the nation’s oil, gas and electricity … [Read more...]

What Will the 21st Century Grid Look Like?

We cannot run a 21st century grid with 1950s technologies, fuel sources and practices. The good news is steps are being taken to usher in the new grid, says Carl Zichella, NRDC's director for western transmission, in this guest blog post. It seems everyone involved with renewable energy and climate change is asking the same question these days.  … [Read more...]