Utilities with fiber optic networks can establish a more robust smart grid by improving the chatter between smart devices and power providers, according to a new study.
Two years after an ambitious clean energy campaign was announced for a South Side Chicago neighborhood, construction is moving forward on a clustered microgrid, a solar energy project at an affordable housing complex and a university-led clean tech center.
The project will be sited in a vegetable garden at an affordable housing facility on Chicago’s South Side.
Chicago’s electric bus fleet will be capable of putting power back onto the grid when not in use.
There are more questions than answers about how vehicle-to-grid charging will affect drivers and their vehicles, including whether the money drivers make from utilities will outweigh the potential inconvenience and drain on battery life.