Microgrids: All that Glitters is not Gold

…Microgrids: All that Glitters is not Gold… Organizations and people who are promoting a product or idea, frequently overstate and embellish the benefits of what they are promoting. There are many examples of this, from the snake-oil salesman of yesteryear Continue reading Microgrids: All that Glitters is not Gold

Grid Reliability and Resilience

…Grid Reliability and Resilience… Reliability is well defined and understood. Basically, it measures how often, and how long electricity is unavailable for users. (This assumes that the quality of electricity meets established criteria, e.g., Voltage that is within prescribed limits Continue reading Grid Reliability and Resilience

Storage with Baseload Power

…Storage with Baseload Power… Howard Hayden, Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Connecticut, recently published an article in The Energy Advocate analyzing the use of storage with various power generation alternatives, i.e., wind, solar, nuclear, coal and natural gas combined Continue reading Storage with Baseload Power

German GHG and Renewables Update

…German GHG and Renewables Update… Germany‚Äôs energiewende program has been touted as an example for all to follow in efforts to cut CO2 emissions. This begs the question: What have been the results of energiewende in the power sector? Specifically, Continue reading German GHG and Renewables Update

A Glimpse at Fake Energy News

…A Glimpse at Fake Energy News… The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) represented the gold standard for truth and accuracy. Unfortunately, it has joined the many publications that have allowed journalistic standards to erode. Twice over the past three months, the Continue reading A Glimpse at Fake Energy News

Why Are We Destroying Our Grid?

…Why Are We Destroying Our Grid?… Or, asked differently: Why are we destroying the most efficient, reliable and least costly system ever devised for generating and distributing electricity? Here are some facts: Electricity generated by wind and solar is more Continue reading Why Are We Destroying Our Grid?