Growing Microgrid Markets? An Energy Attorney’s View

Where and why are microgrid markets growing?Chad Marriott, an associate with Stoel Rives, Portland, who is an active member of the company's energy development team, says he's seeing interest first of all from industries with critical loads -- hospitals, for example.In addition, in the Pacific Northwest, certain types of energy-intensive … [Read more...]

No Place to Hide: Top and Bottom in Utility Energy Efficiency Ranking

If you’re a country, state, city or utility that’s wasting energy, there is no hiding it any longer.Energy efficiency advocates are increasingly slicing and dicing performance of these entities and producing rankings. The scorecards make public how well one does against the other, which serves as a powerful motivator to do better.What governor … [Read more...]