Choreographing electrons and the hidden sophistication of the US electric grid

Flip the switch. Your light turns on. Simple, right? Actually, the light switch is straightforward but the system behind it is anything but simple. When you flip that switch, you are instantaneously connecting your bulb to the most sophisticated machine ever built. Carl Sagan once said, “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science… Read More

Clean energy seems obvious so why haven’t utilities embraced it more quickly?

Have you ever wondered why utilities don’t embrace clean energy more aggressively? While it’s true that some of them are resistant to change, there’s a bigger and more practical reason:  energy from the sun and wind make managing the grid a whole lot harder. Let me use a little metaphor to help explain the why… Read More