Clark GellingsLet's Build a Global Power Grid" Outstanding proposal from Clark Gellings, a Fellow at the Electric Power Research Institute and an IEEE Life Fellow. This is his second article for IEEE Spectrum. His first, published in 1981, introduced the idea of demand-side management—a now common smart-grid practice that allows electricity customers to manage their own usage. “People thought it was heretical, but the idea eventually took hold,” he says. “I hope that happens with this, too.”

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  • April, 2016
  • 04.29.16 Small Turbines Can Outperform Conventional Wind Farms, Stanford Prof Says, With No Bird Kill 
  • 04.29.16 Obama administration warns of ‘climate refugees’ due to rapid Arctic warming
  • 04.28.16 As Germany Curtails Wind and Solar, Billion-Euro Transmission Projects Hope to Balance Grid    
  • 04.28.16 Maine governor vetoes solar bill that would end retail rate net metering 
  • 04.28.16 FERC blocks Ohio power plant subsidies for AEP and FirstEnergy
  • 04.28.16 China-funded power transmission lines inaugurated in southern Cambodia 
  • 04.27.16 Oregon regulators set ambitious timeline for clean energy programs
  • 04.27.16 Rhone Resch Exit Interview: A Crash Course on the Modern Political History of Solar in Washington 
  • 04.26.16 San Diego Republican mayor pushes plan to run on 100% renewable energy
  • 04.26.16 Shared Solar Energy Projects Let People Go Green in Groups
  • 04.26.16 Empire State Connector "HVDC" Transmission Project Now Taking Orders for Zero-Carbon Energy
  • 04.26.16 Renewables in China & India: How two Asian giants struggle with inflexible power system operations
  • 04.26.16 Saudi Arabia hits renewable reset button with new 9.5GW target
  • 04.26.16 First-of-its-kind rail energy storage project targets role in CAISO ancillary services market
  • 04.25.16 EDF buys US installer groSolar   
  • 04.25.16 Tesla unveils pricing details for Powerpack energy storage system
  • 04.25.16 Report: Big US utilities shelled out $400M in political spending
  • 04.25.16 GTM: Tesla’s behind-the-meter storage sales to SolarCity could be bigger than entire 2015 US market 
  • 04.24.16 Using seawater for heating? Alaska aquarium takes the plunge.
  • 04.23.16 Carbon Pricing Becomes a Cause for the World Bank and I.M.F.
  • 04.23.16 Scientists accidentally discover the secret to long-lived lithium batteries   
  • 04.22.16 Florida court reverses governor's approval of FPL's 2 proposed nuclear units
  • 04.22.16 Kinder Morgan pulls plans for Northeast oil pipeline  
  • 04.21.16 Lockheed Martin Joins Energy Storage Fray With Lithium-Ion and Flow Batteries
  • 04.21.16 Solar energy shines on Iowa economy 
  • 04.21.16 SunEdison files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • 04.21.16 San Francisco will require new buildings to install solar panels
  • 04.20.16 A Clash of Visions Over the Congo River and Africa’s Grand Inga Dam Scheme
  • 04.19.16 World’s First Peer-to-Peer Solar Energy Transaction on the Blockchain Has Arrived
  • 04.19.16 MENA to Europe ‘Supergrid’ could bring regions close to 100% renewables, says study 
  • 04.19.16 Total Oil targets gas, renewables and power expansion 
  • 04.19.16 Supreme Court rules in FERC's favor in Hughes v. Talen power case 
  • 04.19.16 Senate could vote this week on broad energy bill amendments
  • 04.19.16 LO3 and ConsenSys blockchain shows utilities grim vision of future 
  • 04.18.16 New York's 'Energy Czar' Talks Future of Blockchain for Energy Grids 
  • 04.18.16 ABB wins orders over $300 million to strengthen China’s power grid and lower environmental impact
  • 04.18.16 Arizona Public Service to join board for Energy Imbalance Market  
  • 04.18.16 Geli Raises $7M to Take Energy Storage Software to the Next Level 
  • 04.18.16 Is the Luster of Tesla’s Powerwall Already Fading?
  • 04.15.16 Senate reaches deal to forge ahead with sweeping energy bill   
  • 04.15.16 Rhone Resch Is Stepping Down as Leader of the US Solar Industry’s National Lobbying Group
  • 04.15.16 MidAmerican Energy Plans to Invest $3.5B in Wind Projects to Become 85% Renewable
  • 04.14.16 China's State Grid Corp. Wins Bids on Power Transmission Lines in Brazil
  • 04.14.16 Peabody Files for Bankruptcy: ‘The Outlook for Coal Players Remains Bleak’
  • 04.14.16 Fracking wells released over 5 billion pounds of methane in one year
  • 04.14.16 Inside Hawaiian Electric's new plan to get to 100% renewables   
  • 04.14.16 New EIA numbers show a utility sector in transformation to clean energy  
  • 04.13.16 Idaho Power will be sixth utility to join CAISO's western Energy Imbalance Market 
  • 04.13.16 Two-thirds of US solar installers do not offer storage, study finds  
  • 04.11.16 SoftBank's Son embarks on power grid project spanning Northeast Asia
  • 04.11.16 How Collective Energy Buying Is Helping Communities Go 100% Renewable  
  • 04.11.16 The Grid Edge Awards: Building the 21st-Century Energy System
  • 04.10.16 San Diego eyes community choice aggregation to meet 100% renewable goals 
  • 04.08.16 Is Brooklyn's Microgrid-On-The-Blockchain The Future Of The Electric System? 
  • 04.08.16 China Envisions Global Renewable Energy Grid  
  • 04.08.16 Nothing Can Stop Solar Now: Army Will Help Air Force Meet Clean Energy Goal
  • 04.08.16 SolarCity taps ex-FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff as chief policy officer 
  • 04.07.16 ABB Wins $80 Million Order For 300 MW Cable In Belgium
  • 04.07.16 Google to Provide Seed Funding for Renewable Energy in Asia 
  • 04.07.16 ABB eyes clean-energy opportunities in China
  • 04.07.16 How California wants to align utility revenue models with DERs 
  • 04.07.16 Community solar poised for growth as utilities gain confidence, familiarity
  • 04.06.16 Idaho Power to join Western energy imbalance market  
  • 04.05.16 Internet of Energy will change how energy is generated, transported and financed
  • 04.05.16 Funding sought for Tunisia-Italy HVDC power line
  • 04.05.16 Wind and Solar Are Crushing Fossil Fuels, 2 to 1
  • 04.04.16 HECO files grid modernization plan including $340M smart meter project

  • 04.03.16 China Wants to Power the World with Renewable Energy
  • 04.01.16 Global Energy Grid project has a really big news coverage week 
  • 04.01.16 Saudi Arabia wants to build a $2 trillion mega-fund and fundamentally change its economy 
  • 04.01.16 Why it is time to rebuild the energy system  
  • 04.01.16 SDG&E signs contracts for 20 MW of energy storage, 18.5 MW energy efficiency
  • 04.01.16 Federal decision may fill sails of stalled wind project in Missouri
  • 04.01.16 The EPA’s Clean Power Plan Just Got A Huge Influx Of Support
  • 04.01.16 Ikea unveils ambition to be number-one global residential solar retailer 
  • 04.01.16 ABB wins $250 million order to link offshore wind farm to UK grid
  • 04.01.16 Pakistan, China working to build interconnection grid for electricity  
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