Growth in Electricity Consumption – Part 1

…Growth in Electricity Consumption – Part 1… The media has been vocal about the recent lack of growth in the use of electricity. The immediate assumption has been that efforts to save on using electricity, such as with the internet Continue reading Growth in Electricity Consumption – Part 1

Electric Vehicle Report Card

…Electric Vehicle Report Card… At the end of 2017 the status of electric vehicles hasn’t changed significantly. For the year, the sale of plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs) increased by 24% YOY, while battery powered vehicles (BEV) had increased by 22% Continue reading Electric Vehicle Report Card

FERC Ruling and German Grid Stability

…FERC Ruling and German Grid Stability… The recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) decision disallowing the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) request for RTO/ISOs to require a 90-day on-site fuel supply, dismissed the notion that wind and solar, and other so-called Continue reading FERC Ruling and German Grid Stability

Twisting Facts to Favor Wind and Solar

…Twisting Facts to Favor Wind and Solar… The president and CEO of an organization supporting wind and solar, i.e., American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), has said that proposals by the Department of Energy and PJM are: “A brazen effort Continue reading Twisting Facts to Favor Wind and Solar

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