microgrids

Distributed Generation: What Are the Benefits?

Distributed Generation: What Are the Benefits? Increased efficiency. Reduced rates. Improved reliability. Diminished emissions. If all of that sounds good to you, then you ought to know about the benefits of distributed generation. A few weeks back, we covered microgrids and why they’re important in the context of the larger, main grid. As you might recall, microgrids are defined not by their size, …

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Microgrids: What are they anyway?

What are Microgrids? The first thing you need to know about microgrids is that they’re not so micro at all. Or at least they don’t have to be. As microgrids have become more widespread in the United States and around the world in recent years, you might have started to think about what they mean …

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A Pivotal Moment for the Tennessee Valley

A few days ago the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) released its draft of their Integrated Resource Plan. This is a study that takes a long-term look at ways that TVA can meet future demand for electricity in new and innovative ways. The IRP helps TVA better serve their customers by envisioning a generation mix that can …

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