POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Sept. 15, 2014

Microgrid projects funded; Opportunities and challenges of Big Data; Subsidizing renewable energy


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:

  • Seven microgrid projects will receive more than $8 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop technologies to allow communities to better prepare for grid disruptions, Renew Grid reports.
  • Combining and analyzing Big Data could help utilities and consumers save energy and curb emissions, but the logistical challenges of keeping up with and managing the ever-growing information must be addressed, Knowledge At Wharton reports.
  • In many countries, customers who don’t use renewable energy sources end up subsidizing the reliability for those who do, Forbes writes, which could saddle some of the most vulnerable populations with unintended costs.

 

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