Coast to Coast and Across the Electric System, Microgrids Provide Benefits to All

Microgrids force us to confront certain questions, says EDF's Dick Munson.  Will we support the status quo of centralized, monopoly-owned power plants or embrace innovation and competition?  Microgrids are getting a lot of attention. Yet how they’re developed could dramatically alter today’s electricity system. At the most obvious level, … [Read more...]

It's Not Magic. It's Voltage Optimization.

Voltage optimization can reduce energy use without requiring anything from the consumer, making it an attractive investment. But should it take away from other energy efficiency programs? EDF's Dick Munson looks at the issue. Imagine homeowners and businesses saving millions of dollars – and cutting pollution – without needing to do anything. … [Read more...]