If we want to talk seriously about mitigating climate change, there are going to be a lot of oxen gored. The energy producers, of course, will be up in arms. The utilities, too. Everyone of them wants to do it their way, which doesn’t benefit from distributed generation. That we would expect. Some related industries Read More
Centralized generation and distribution of energy resources is a highly vulnerable way to support the nation’s need for power. Here’s why
The cost of climate change on one critical sector of our economy — the electrical grid — lends additional credence to the value of distributed generation. Read the full article.
Distributed generation of renewable energy is a no-brainer pathway to mitigating climate change. Nevertheless, it faces a host of challenges from the utilities and others who favor centralized distribution. Thanks to advancing technology, this may be one of those rare cases where good sense prevails over big money. Slowly but surely. Read about it here
How secure is the nation’s electrical grid? There are any number of challenges to protecting it from intrusion and a lot to say on the subject. A quote to keep in mind: A 2014 Transmission & Distribution World article, “Cyber security: Protecting critical infrastructure in a changing world” by ABB characterized the issues addressed by IEC 62443 and related Read More
Centralized distribution of power is an accident waiting to happen. Whether the cause is a natural disaster or a terrorist strike, the electricity system can go down in an instant. Read the latest assessment from the Department of Energy on Grid vulnerability here