The testimony from America’s Power comes as a state senate committee considers “comprehensive energy policy.”
A salesman with Schneider Electric says the benefits of microgrids are getting easier to see for certain customers.
Microgrids have struggled to compete with cheap power in the region, but a fledgling movement is finding a foothold.
The electrical grid is looking more and more like a supercomputer. Just as Internet-enabled technology has transformed cars, phones and other everyday devices, big data and code are only beginning to reshape the megastructure that keeps the lights on.
Wind provides a key source of reliable energy and helps stabilize the grid, contrary to fears about what happens when the “wind doesn’t blow,” a new AWEA report says.