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Microgrids in the News 03/11/2011

Today’s resources and news stories: Talking Smart Grid In The Land Of Lincoln The Illinois Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and other Chicago energy decision makers debate the merits and characteristics of a smart grid for the city. More

Why Isolated Utilities should be the Test Bed for Smart Grids

There is a lot of optimism about the potential for the Smart Grid. That optimism is justified because communication and control technologies have advanced tremendously in the last decade. Also, the carbon reduction goals will require more renewables, more distributed power, and more load management. Each of those innovations will require more intelligence in the way we manage the grid. Unfortunately, adapting the current utility industry to these changes is an enormous challenge. […]