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A New Century Demands a New Approach to Energy

Here’s a presentation from the US Department of Energy on microgrids, which I offer mainly because it makes a point I bring up constantly: there was nothing wrong with the approach we took to energy in the 20th Century; the problems arose only when we deployed this into the 21st Century. 11 more words

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Four Good Reasons for Community Microgrids

Here’s more from our new contributor Darek Letkiewicz on microgrids and their growing importance in today’s world.  I continue to make a big deal over this subject, as it’s critical to the electrification of the developing world, which is a requirement for education, productivity, affluence, and family planning.  65 more words

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Silver Spring transfers grid expertise to cities

By Karen Haywood Queen

Published Oct. 5, 2015/Smart Grid Today

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Many start with smart streetlights, build onto network

With two-way communication, cost savings and improved reliability, smart LED street lighting systems are helping create smart cities – using technology similar to what is being used to build the smart grid, Sean Tippett, director of smart cities at Silver Spring Networks, told us last week in an exclusive interview. 948 more words

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Changing regulatory model could offer big benefits

By Karen Haywood Queen

Published Sept. 17, 2015/Smart Grid Today

EXCLUSIVE Revamping the current US utility regulatory model to create a network of distribution system operators (DSOs) to control the grid would open the market for solar PV, energy storage, energy efficiency programs, EVs and DR, Michael Rutkowski, managing director within Navigant’s energy practice in the firm’s Chicago office, told us recently in an exclusive interview. 868 more words

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From 2GreenEnergy Intern Fabio Porcu: The Human Aspects of a “Smart City”

Often when we talk about Smart City, the focus falls on the role of technological factors: innovations in energy efficiency, communication and information platforms, and so forth. 911 more words

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From 2GreenEnergy Intern Fabio Porcu: The Cyber Security of Smart Grids

The analysis and implementation of security systems in the Smart Grid is a challenge, but also an important task and commitment for those who must develop this technology. 675 more words

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