With Earth Day 2013 this week, we saw renewed focus on what actions should be taken to protect the planet against the effects of climate change. Not surprisingly, increasing global use of clean energy sources ranks high on the list. It’s a pressing goal for anyone who wants to reduce carbon emissions, particularly as worldwide [...]
About Kristin McInnisKristin McInnis has worked over a decade at S&C Electric Company in various marketing roles. She has spent significant time collaborating with R&D teams to identify and develop solutions to the challenges facing S&C’s customers. She currently works in S&C’s Strategic Solutions organization, and most recently served as Manager—Strategic Marketing. McInnis holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
As we’ve written previously on this blog, microgrids are not a new concept. They have existed in one form or another for decades. But microgrids today provide new capabilities that offer great promise, and have sparked significant interest. Here are three major benefits offered by modern microgrids: A more resilient energy supply. Particularly following Hurricane [...]
Interesting fact, as reported by Katherine Tweed of Greentech Media: “when it comes to electricity hogs, the perpetrators are close to home and not at industrial sites and businesses.” Though a factory or a business uses more electricity than a single home, there is much greater variability in residential demand from season to season. As [...]
Greentech Media reported this week on a new study that found energy efficiency is a more important economic driver than energy supply. The report, from American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, found that “the productivity of our economy may be more directly tied to greater levels of energy efficiency rather than a continued mining [...]
This month, two big consumer trade shows—the Consumer Electronic Show and the Detroit Auto Show—both showcased new products aimed toward the same goal: increasing energy efficiency. Energy efficiency will be on the agenda at smart grid show DistribuTECH 2013 next week too. It’s easy to see why there’s so much focus on energy efficiency technologies. [...]
With the holiday season in full swing, many people will take time off to celebrate with friends and families. However, critical infrastructure—including the electric power grid—will still be reporting for work. There’s no such thing as a holiday for the power grid. Communities depend on a reliable supply of power 365 days a year, 24 [...]