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.” More info here.

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  • March 2016 
  • 03.31.16 Asian Supergrid gets support from China, Russia, S.Korea and Japan 
  • 03.31.16 China State Grid Eyes Asian Super Network With Partners' Help
  • 03.31.16 Panasonic Continues To Innovate HIT® Technology In Their PV Panels
  • 03.31.16 Report: EEI hired brand crisis consultant to improve utility industry's image 
  • 03.30.16 China’s State Grid Envisions Global Wind-and-Sun Power Network
  • 03.30.16 Climate Model Predicts West Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Melt Rapidly 
  • 03.30.16 China looks to export surplus energy to Germany 
  • 03.30.16 Climate Model Predicts West Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Melt Rapidly 
  • 03.30.16 Like the US, China wants a national electricity grid. Unlike the US, China’s just building it
  • 03.30.16 This chart shows the United States’ mind-blowing clean energy potential  
  • 03.29.16 DOE Approves Interstate HVDC Clean Energy Transmission Line Through Arkansas
  • 03.28.16 A Grid to Knit Together the World: China's Plea for Cooperation 
  • 03.28.16 China pushes for mandatory integration of renewable power
  • 03.28.16 Scottish universities working on 'meshed' grid of the future linking wind farms with the mainland 
  • 03.27.16 China industrial consumers to source power directly from market by 2018 
  • 03.25.16 Wind Power Transmission Project in Plains Earns U.S. Approval
  • 03.25.16 DOE approves critical transmission project to deliver energy bill savings to more Americans 
  • 03.24.16 With Solar, U.S. Rooftops Could Provide Nearly Half Of Nation’s Power 
  • 03.24.16 LIV Communities Installs Panasonic’s Solar+Storage System
  • 03.24.15 Big Western Solar Footprint Saves Millions
  • 03.23.16 Fight to Keep Alternative Energy Local Stymies an Industry
  • 03.24.16 Ivanpah’s Problems Could Signal the End of Concentrated Solar in the U.S. 
  • 03.22.16 China’s Vision of a Global Energy Grid: A $30 Trillion Investment
  • 03.22.16 China Is on an Epic Solar Power Binge
  • 03.22.16 How utilities can prepare for the invasion of the Virtual Power Plants  
  • 03.22.16 Arizona Dems call on GOP utility regulator to resign over SolarCity conflict
  • 03.21.16 Global Energy Interconnection: Vision of A World Power Grid 
  • 03.20.16 Santa Monica firm says it has found a way to salt away electricity, literally
  • 03.18.16 Tesla Discontinues 10-Kilowatt-Hour Powerwall Home Battery
  • 03.18.16 Con Edison tackles business strategies for energy storage   
  • 03.18.16 Arizona utility to build 63 MW microgrid for on-demand data center 
  • 03.18.16 Building the Internet of Energy in the UK 
  • 03.17.16 Can performance-based regulation unlock the utility of the future?
  • 03.17.16 Environmental, solar groups protest SDG&E’s attempts to change net metering 2.0  
  • 03.16.16 Solar supporters protest what they call SDG&E greed
  • 03.16.16 Building BPA’s Competitive Financial Strength
  • 03.16.16 Ohio's new clean energy ballot initiative sparks concern among utilities
  • 03.16.16 CPUC Staff to Bloom Energy: Your Fuel Cells Shouldn’t Get State Incentives
  • 03.16.16 CAISO seeks to open California markets to smaller DERs 
  • 03.15.16 The Financial Alchemy That's Choking SunEdison    
  • 03.15.16 Despite Steady Growth, Vivint Solar Facing Bleak Future 
  • 03.15.16 These 10 countries are leading the world in solar energy 
  • 03.15.16 Small solar plants first to bring solar power to Mississippi Gulf Coast 
  • 03.14.16 Brooklyn's new community micro-grid will allow for peer-to-peer renewable energy sharing
  • 03.14.16 New EU project to boost the development of meshed HVDC offshore grids in Europe 
  • 03.10.16 Obama and Justin Trudeau of Canada Unveil Efforts to Fight Climate Change   
  • 03.10.16 ABB wins $140 million order to boost integration of renewables in Europe
  • 03.10.16 Report: US solar market set to grow 119% this year 
  • 03.10.16 SunEdison Watches As Things Turn From Bad To Worse Then Jump Off A Cliff
  • 03.10.16 Dueling studies draw battle lines for next Arizona utility-solar showdown
  • 03.09.16 Big plans for Integrating Renewable Energy Into China's Electricity Grid  
  • 03.09.16 TenneT investing heavily in offshore wind electricity grid
  • 03.09.16 State Grid Corp. of China plans to enter electricity distribution market in Brazil
  • 03.08.16 C3 IoT Delivers Keynote Address at China International Internet of Energy Summit 2016 
  • 03.08.16 California Utilities Escalate Their Attack on Solar  
  • 03.08.16 Current: GE’s intelligent energy spin-off
  • 03.08.16 Vivint Solar pulls the plug on the $1.82B SunEdison merger deal 
  • 03.07.16 Shetland could be northern supergrid hub 
  • 03.03.16 Assessing the transformation of the grid in the United States 
  • 03.02.16 Siting a Wind Farm in the Most Challenging Place in the US
  • 03.02.16 Community Solar Versus YieldCos: What’s the Best Option for Investing in Clean Energy? 
  • 03.02.16 Green Charge deploys storage in San Diego financed by savings from peak demand reduction
  • 03.02.16 ARPA-E 2016: Sector leaders look to capitalize on 'the best of times for innovation in energy' 
  • 03.01.16 When Communities Choose Their Energy, They Get a Better Deal 
  • 03.01.16 Alevo’s Battery Factory Expansion Plans Now Confronting Reality
  • 03.01.16 Minnesota Power line approved to link Canadian hydro and storage to Midwest wind  
  • 03.01.16 More Troubles for SunEdison: ‘Liquidity Position Is Difficult to Assess,’ Say Analysts 
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