What does your utility think of microgrids?

Businesses, communities and institutions often wonder how their electric utility will respond if they decide to put in a microgrid. The answer is an aggravating, “It depends.” Of the more than 3,000 utilities that provide electric power in the US, some embrace microgrids and some don’t. Those that do, use various business models. Allan … [Read more...]

Rapid Microgrid Design Aims to Accelerate Electrification in Rural Areas, Benefit Women

Arizona State University (ASU) researchers have unveiled a rapid microgrid design that aims to cut design costs and speed acceleration of electrification in rural areas and undeveloped countries. ASU is now using the design in Sierra Leone on the coast of West Africa, a project that highlights the benefits of electrification to women and … [Read more...]