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Interoperability is a Smart Grid Necessity [INFOGRAPHIC]

December 11, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Smart Grid Interoperability

Making the power grid smarter and more efficient is becoming a necessity as aging infrastructure requires upgrading, distributed generation sources proliferate and utilities adjust business models to address climate change and other new realities.[read more]

DOE Searches for Breakthroughs in Grid-Edge Energy Integration

June 19, 2014 by Jeff St. John

Greentech Media’s Grid Edge Live 2014 conference is just around the corner, and that means we’re on the lookout for news on the distributed, intelligent energy integration front. And here’s a new Department of Energy project that fits the bill, right down to the acronym.[read more]

Four Important Lessons From the Borrego Springs Microgrid Pilot

June 17, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

There is a design and configuration practice called “graceful degradation” in telecom circles. It diverts all communications functionality to a limited group of subscribers that have the most critical needs. Microgrids present interesting possibilities to similarly support graceful degradation.[read more]