A Moment of Truth for Microgrids

Sunday, March 25, 2012

"The pet food industry has historically spent more on research and development (R&D) than the electric power industry (as a percentage of net sales).

To make matters worse, the electric power industry has similarly underinvested in the grid infrastructure. In 2005, the U.S. Navy’s Inspector General urged the military to reduce reliance on the private sector’s power grid because of the precipitous decline in commercial utility construction expenditures over the last two decades."