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Decentralization is More Than a Dream

Decentralization is More Than a Dream

The idea that rooftop solar and other distributed resources could avoid the need for new power lines isn’t theory. In its 2017-2018 transmission plan, California’s grid operator cancelled 20 new transmission projects and revised 21 more due to energy efficiency and residential solar power altering load forecasts, with a projected savings of $2.6 billion.

WoodMac: Natural Disasters No Big Catalyst for Microgrid Deployment

WoodMac: Natural Disasters No Big Catalyst for Microgrid Deployment

After Hurricane Irma and then Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico and ripped out its electricity infrastructure, renewables developers quickly descended on the island to offer clean energy and resilient solutions such as battery storage, residential solar and microgrids. Leading industry names like Tesla, Sunrun and Siemens all angled to get a slice of what was seen […]

The Hurricanes of the West – Wildfires – Spur More Microgrids in California

The Hurricanes of the West – Wildfires – Spur More Microgrids in California

After wildfires caused power outages in California, the tinder box state is considering more microgrids in a proceeding before state regulators. “Wildfires are now to California what Sandy was to New York,” said Rick Bolton, CEO of Compass Energy Platform, referencing the 2012 superstorm that spurred a government push for microgrids after eight million people […]

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