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Published on Mar 23, 2016
The electric grid is no longer a 20th-century, one-way system. A constellation of distributed energy technologies is opening the way to the "microgrid," one of many new local solutions to generating and managing energy. The question is whether microgrids will face macro challenges. Will state laws granting utility monopolies interfere? Will microgrids be able to sell their grid-strengthening services?
This Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) webinar provides useful information for understanding the possibilities of and barriers to integrating microgrids across the grid.
John Farrell, the guru of distributed energy, and Matt Grimley, co-author of "Mighty Microgrids" led an engaging conversation about how these innovative solutions are becoming increasingly used for more of the public good. First Aired March 15, 2016