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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  • 10.29.15 SolarCity to slow growth and focus on cost reduction  
  • 10.29.15 How utilities are getting in on the transmission building boom
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  • 10.29.15 NV Energy remains on track to join Western energy imbalance market  
  • 10.29.15 NextEra, HEI ask PUC to exclude merger intervenors pushing for public utility
  • 10.28.15 FERC: Renewables account for over 60% of new generation in 2015
  • 10.28.15 Construction Begins On Europe’s Largest Floating Solar Plant

  • 10.27.15 Climate-conscious Boulder takes energy future into its own hands 
  • 10.27.15 Thinking Differently About Where to Deploy Solar-Plus-Storage   
  • 10.27.15 Isolux Corsan and Siemens to install $450 million HVDC transmission line in East Africa
  • 10.27.15 Bipartisan coalition launches Congressional Battery Storage Caucus 
  • 10.26.15 The Paris Climate Talks Could Jolt Private Sector Investments Worldwide 
  • 10.26.15 Morocco poised to become a solar superpower with launch of desert mega-project 
  • 10.26.15 Hawaii PUC chair defends landmark decision to end retail rate solar net metering 
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  • 10.26.15 Nanogrids Versus Microgrids: Energy Storage A Winner In Both Cases   
  • 10.22.15 AF partners with Army, industry to successfully develop, test vehicle-to-grid technology 
  • 10.22.15 Florida Supreme Court Clears Hurdle Out Of The Way For Solar Power To Flourish 
  • 10.22.15 What comes after net metering: Hawaii's latest postcard from the solar future
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  • 10.21.15 Apple just announced dramatic new solar energy plans in China
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  • 10.20.15 How the Third Industrial Revolution Will Create a Green Economy 
  • 10.19.15 Six ways 'prosumers' are changing the energy landscape 
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  • 10.19.15 UK sending ‘perverse’ signals on renewables ahead of COP21, says UN scientist
  • 10.18.15 Masdar and New Zealand to develop solar plant in Solomon Islands
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  • 10.16.15 Sierra Club launches San Diego ad campaign to call out SDGE 's anti-rooftop solar proposal
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  • 10.14.15 New York Encourages Pairing of Community Microgrids and Community Solar  
  • 10.14.15 Climate and clean energy take center stage in the Democratic Party debates
  • 10.14.15 California Leads the Way on Climate Change  
  • 10.14.15 Regulators close door on Hawaiian Electric's rooftop solar program
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  • 10.14.15 Africa 2030: Roadmap for a Renewable Energy Future  
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  • 10.02.15 House energy committee passes grid modernization bill 
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