Microgrids: Friend or Foe for Utilities?

Peter Asmus featured in Fortnightly Magazine

According to Peter Asmus, principal research analyst at Navigant Research, utilities now have come to microgrids - at least the ones that they may themselves own and operate, called utility distribution microgrids (UDMs) - as the next logical extension of their efforts to deploy smart grid technology.

Flash forward to the future - which is now - and a number of technology trends and regulatory reforms appear to be accelerating the spread of microgrids. Key among the technology trends are the following:

In the article, Peter explains why for many utilities it’s the next logical step for smart grid technology.

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