1. Microgrids and Distributed Energy in Obama's Final Energy Blueprint

    Microgrids and Distributed Energy in Obama's Final Energy Blueprint

    It’s unclear what’s ahead for federal policy on microgrids and distributed energy with the changing of the guard in Washington, D.C. But the Obama administration pushed the resources in its final energy blueprint issued last week. "Transforming the Nation’s Electricity System,” the second installment of the Department of Energy’s Quadrennial Energy Review looks at the rapid technology overhaul on the grid and the challenges that result. 

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    1. Variable energy resources (VERs) provide a range of benefits to utilities and their customers, including avoided fuel costs, greenhouse gas emissions, and costs associated with environmental compliance.
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