The decentralized grid is an electric network of distributed energy resources that interact with each other or with the central grid to improve efficiency, lower costs, reduce emissions and provide greater local control of energy assets.
In Energy Changemakers’ first video podcast, US Congressman Sean Casten describes a new bill he co-sponsored that addresses several problems facing decentralized energy
Regulators sometimes open up a piece of the utility monopoly’s business to competition from distributed energy providers.
How non-pipeline alternatives create opportunities for distributed energy resources
If Maine goes forward with the DSO, it will be the first US state to do so.
Well known energy analyst and writer, Peter Asmus, faced red tape and confusion when he tried to install solar plus storage on his home. If it was hard for him, what’s it like for the rest of the world?
Does public power’s defeat in Maine mean it’s a fool’s errand? Or is there another way to create community-owned utilities? Take a look at what’s happening in California with targeted public power.
A coalition of clean energy groups argue that adding solar to rooftops would move California more quickly to 100% renewables than building large land-based projects.
Distributed energy supporters have floated the DSO concept for years, but no state has yet to brave its complexity. Enter Maine.
Dervos 2023 stimulated some of the most thought-provoking discussion about distributed energy I’ve heard at a conference. Here are a few (of many) big ideas floated at the event hosted by the DER Task Force last week in Brooklyn, NY.