Could Community Microgrids Be More Than Just A Fad?

Law360, New York (May 18, 2016, 12:17 PM EDT) -- Thomas C. Havens

Jennifer E. Galiette Not long ago, microgrids were largely the stuff of cocktail conversation between utility engineers. But thanks to a convergence of various industry trends and other factors, microgrids have become the latest hot topic in the electric power sector. The past few years have witnessed the commercialization of various smart energy technologies, increased customer demand for energy resiliency in the aftermath of severe weather events, and a strong push by policymakers in affected states to modernize electric distribution systems and how those systems operate. These key trends, along with the plummeting costs of clean energy production and storage equipment, have helped to place...

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