Category: Industry perspectives

Bringing Power and Progress to Africa

For the past year or so, I’ve been privileged to lead a team at the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Boston University to develop a synthesized perspective on the current state of and future prospects for the African electricity sector. 

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Electric Industry Transformation: Pathway to the “Grid of Grids”

Associated with my serving as a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Institute of Sustainable Energy at Boston University, I was recently asked to speak at their “Utility of the Future” series. The resulting talk wasn’t recorded, but I was subsequently

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A Taxonomy for Improved Understanding of Microgrids

These days, microgrids are one of the hottest topics in the energy sector.  Capitalizing on the declining costs of many distributed energy resource (DER) options, microgrids are emerging as an increasingly viable business model for augmenting the local electricity grid

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The Evolving Opportunities for Fossil Power Generation

U.S. wholesale electricity markets are in the midst of significant disruption.  One author has called it “The Breakdown of the Merchant Generation Business Model”. Due to ever-improving economics, large quantities of new natural gas and renewables capacity are being added

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Hydro: The Forgotten Renewable

If you were to ask random Americans on the street, “What is renewable energy?”, most of those who respond with something other than “I don’t know” would almost certainly reference solar or wind energy. Wind and solar are clearly the

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