Lisa Cohn of EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com interviews Barun Singh, CTO and founder of WegoWise, about President Obama’s Climate Plan. He discusses what it means to the built environment and the benefits of boosting EE.
Connecting a microgrid to an electric power system (EPS) requires the microgrid and EPS owners to form a legal contract and a technical design that ensure the safe, reliable, and economic operation of both the microgrid and the EPS (EPSs are also known as macrogrids). Scott Manson, of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, explains the steps behind connecting a microgrid to the grid.
In 2012, Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), the national Mexican electric utility, provided electric service to 98.11 percent of the country. However, rural communities in Mexico (mainly isolated indigenous communities) still lack electric service. Conventional electrification is neither practical nor affordable for these communities that are isolated and located far away from the electric grid. CFE launched the White Flag Program (Programa Bandera Blanca) with the objective of using renewable energy systems to provide electric service to these communities. To learn more download this white paper.