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Demystifying Blockchain: How It Will Grow Demand for Distributed Energy Resources

Demystifying Blockchain: How It Will Grow Demand for Distributed Energy Resources

This piece was originally published in the January 2017 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA You may have heard the buzz about using blockchain technology to facilitate energy transactions, especially for distributed energy resources. Unless you are a bitcoin user, however, you may not know what a blockchain is, or its relevance to the electrical system. This article should help demystify the concept of blockchain Read more […]

Powering Microgrids for the 21st-Century Electrical System

Powering Microgrids for the 21st-Century Electrical System

This piece was originally published in the September 2016 issue of electroindustry. Steve Griffith, PMP, NEMA Industry Director, NEMA A new NEMA report, Powering Microgrids for the 21st-Century Electrical System, introduces the concept of microgrids as an integral component of the power delivery system of the 21st century. This newer understanding contrasts with the earlier, more limited view of microgrids as islanded systems of generation and load, valued mostly for their ability Read more […]