Groups struggle to find the elusive ‘value of resilience’ as the electric grid reveals its fragility

During an extreme heat spell several years ago, my house lost power for a week. We were taking care of aging parents and had no power or water. By week’s end, I would have emptied my life’s savings for some working kilowatts. After the power was restored, I quickly forgot the pain and, like most people, again took reliable electricity for … [Read more...]

California opens proceeding on multiproperty microgrids, value of resilience

California is topping off the year by opening its next effort to advance microgrids, part of a far-reaching proceeding underway since 2019 that will now delve into multiproperty microgrids, the value of resilience and community microgrid incentives. Designated as Track 4 (phase 2) and Track 5 of the microgrid docket, the undertaking is … [Read more...]