Philadelphia partner Baird Brown wrote an article for State and Local Energy Report titled, "Thinking Energy: Doing the Microgrid" on November 5. The article discusses how the integrating of distributed generation, load management, and storage (thermal and electric) in smart networks, microgrids achieve unprecedented energy efficiency and commensurate cost savings for their owners. They enhance resilience by isolating their owners from the grid and self-generating and self-balancing in emergencies such as Hurricane Sandy. But they also transform passive load into responsive resources in the larger, wholesale grid, providing energy, ancillary services, and demand management.
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