The Connection between Microgrids and Energy Efficiency

Microgrids and energy efficiency go hand-in-hand, explains Jean Redfield, president and CEO of NextEnergy. Historically, our electric grid is powered by large central station power plants that distribute energy to end users through the use of transmission and distribution lines. However, steady advancements in distributed energy generation … [Read more...]

The Connection between Microgrids and Energy Efficiency

Microgrids and energy efficiency go hand-in-hand, explains Jean Redfield, president and CEO of NextEnergy. Historically, our electric grid is powered by large central station power plants that distribute energy to end users through the use of transmission and distribution lines. However, steady advancements in distributed energy generation … [Read more...]

Think Microgrid: How the Technology Has Changed its Stars

This is the first in a series of articles from our new "Think Microgrid" special report. Microgrids have been around for decades; in fact, configurations that look much like microgrids go back to Thomas Edison’s time. But for most of their history, microgrids operated as a niche technology, workable and financially feasible mostly on college … [Read more...]