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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  • 07.29.16 Stellar Solar completing 125kW solar energy installation at San Rafael Parish
  • 07.29.16 How A Western Regional Electric Grid Can Bring Us Into The 21st Century
  • 07.29.16 Energy advisor says Clinton is open to a carbon tax
  • 07.28.16 AWEA: Wind industry set to provide 20% of US power by 2030 
  • 07.28.16 NV Energy proposes grandfathering rooftop solar customers
  • 07.28.16 Federal agencies near approval of Mojave Desert energy development plan
  • 07.28.16 Alliant Energy plots $1B expansion of Iowa wind farm
  • 07.27.16 Denmark May Hold the Key to Integrating Large Amounts of Intermittent Renewables   
  • 07.27.16 SolarWorld defiant after being ordered to pay US$763.5 million in damages
  • 07.25.16 Minnesota first to adopt 'value of solar' approach for community solar
  • 07.21.16 300 MW wind farm proposed for North Dakota, largest in the state
  • 07.19.16 ABB wins orders of over $300 million for world’s first 1,100 kV UHVDC power link in China
  • 07.19.16 Sustainable development: a new kind of globalization 
  • 07.18.16 SolarCity raises $345 million to finance new Solar Projects ahead of Tesla merger vote 
  • 07.18.16 NextEra, Hawaiian Electric terminate merger after PUC rejection 
  • 07.18.16 Enphase’s New $25M Loan Bets It All on Next-Gen Microinverters and Energy Storage
  • 07.18.16 Utilities Ignore Millennials at Their Peril 
  • 07.18.16 Light-Trapping 3-D Solar Cells Undergo Space Testing
  • 07.17.16 China hopes to build a $50 trillion global wind and solar power grid by 2050 
  • 07.15.16 First battery storage project begins operating in MISO
  • 07.14.16 Democratizing DERs: What role should utilities play in spreading clean energy to all?
  • 07.14.16 Japan to test 'virtual power plant' for renewables 
  • 07.14.16 California Gov. Brown proposes extension of cap-and-trade program to 2050 
  • 07.14.16 Panasonic to consolidate solar cell production amid weak demand 
  • 07.14.16 SolarWorld set to lose US$770 million Hemlock case
  • 07.13.16 How the Grid Was Won: Three Scenarios for the Distributed Grid in 2030
  • 07.13.16 How Arizona’s Biggest Utility Is Modeling the Customer of the Future in Its ‘Rate Design Laboratory’
  • 07.12.16 New Yorkers overwhelmingly support a clean energy future 
  • 07.12.16 Senate set to vote to convene conference committee on energy bill  
  • 07.12.16 Honda Co-Developed a New Hybrid Car Battery to Reduce Rare Earth Metals From China 
  • 07.10.16 MIT: Microgrids could save Boston $1 billion 
  • 07.08.16 Transmission: Here's what U.S. can learn from Germany's sunny grid  
  • 07.08.16 How Brexit Will Complicate UK Electricity Markets: ‘It’s an Interesting and Difficult Dilemma’
  • 07.08.16 ABB completes HVDC system upgrade, delivering hydropower from Canada to US
  • 07.08.16 Duke Energy gets green light to build 17-MW solar power plant at Crane naval station
  • 07.07.16 MGM Resorts, NRG Energy complete installation of ‘largest rooftop PV solar array in US’ 
  • 07.07.16 Sonnen Launches a Home Battery for Self-Consumption at a 40% Reduced Cost
  • 07.07.16 Overwhelming majority of Nevadans support ballot measure to overturn PUC solar NEM ruling
  • 07.07.16 Bryan Miller Ousted From Sunrun and TASC: What Does It Mean for State Solar Advocacy? 
  • 07.05.16 Empire State Connector HVDC Transmission Project Receives FERC Approval 
  • 07.05.16 Massachusetts Senate unanimously approve energy bill for 2 GW of offshore wind  
  • 07.05.16 In California, Solar and Wind Boost the Price of Frequency Regulation
  • 07.05.16 Argentina Wakes Up to the Opportunity of Solar   
  • 07.04.16 How Blockchain Helps Brooklyn Dwellers Use Neighbors' Solar Energy
  • 07.01.16 Amazon and Dominion Power Forge a New Renewable Energy Path in Virginia
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  • 07.01.16 Vermont regulators implement rules for 75% renewables target 
  • 07.01.16 PG&E records show pipeline that blew up had 33 previous leaks
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