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Innovative Rural Coop in Colorado Shows the Way on Microgrids

Rural cooperative utilities were created under Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935 as a utility structure benefiting from large-scale investments by the federal government in large hydroelectric facilities. These large infrastructure projects were designed to create jobs. Yet they also could provide low-cost electricity to regions, primarily in the West, that

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As Microgrid Industry Consolidates, Is Bigger Better?

A sign of industry maturity is consolidation. The typical cycle for any new technology or business model is that at the start, a wide array of companies enter the space. The market is chaotic, with many approaches to solving a market need or problem being launched. You could say, this

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Hardware Matters When it Comes to Microgrids

With all the hype today about new kinds of super smart software incorporating concepts such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, it is easy to forget about the critical role that actual hardware physical assets play in creating microgrids and other forms of distributed

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Santa Rita Jail: A Peek into the Future of Advanced Microgrids

Santa Rita Jail is the fifth largest county jail in the nation, requiring reliable and secure electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If there ever was a critical facility, this jail is it: an extended outage could endanger lives and public safety.  Thanks to recent upgrades managed

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