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Microgrids Keep Power Flowing In Puerto Rico

Just over six months after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on the already fragile infrastructure of Puerto Rico, microgrids are demonstrating the benefits of a decentralized energy grid. Earlier this month, a piece of construction equipment severed a power line on the island, bringing down a centralized grid servicing 1.5 million people. Amid the festering humanitarian […]

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Decentralized Energy With Blockchain Peer-to-Peer Transactions

Right now, the way electricity is produced and disseminated is a highly centralized process. Due in part to our ever-increasing dependence on electrically-powered infrastructure, grid operators often enjoy regional monopolies on electrical generation. The centralized grid is also due to the inherent properties of electricity. The power you are consuming as you read this was […]

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Microgrids for the Common Good

Blockchain-Enabled Microgrids for Utility Companies and Customers Providing electricity to an entire nation is a massive undertaking. Though the work is shared by hundreds and thousands of utility companies, increasing demands on deteriorating infrastructure inevitably test and exceed capacity limits during crucial moments. Most of us don’t often think about or appreciate the grid for […]

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Power2Peer: Building A Better World With Blockchain

Ushering in a new era of energy independence with decentralized microgrids With the buzz surrounding blockchain reaching fever pitch over the past twelve months, many are rushing to catch up. Industry leaders are spending millions studying the potential applications of distributed ledgers. In every sector, entrepreneurs are hoping to spearhead the next great blockchain-enabled concept. […]

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Trump Solar Tariffs Sacrifice More American Jobs

Efficiency becomes paramount as punitive policy takes effect The Trump administration’s recent sledgehammer approach to energy policy purports to be about protecting American jobs. Unfortunately, failing to situate this sentiment within any objective reality, many can only conclude that the policy is concerned less with American workers than with protecting the fossil fuel industry from […]

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Microgrids Keep Lights On After Storms, Offer Solution to Rampant Outages

Long neglected, grid now failing communities at critical moments The United States suffers more power outages than any developed nation in the world. As energy demands continue to grow, inadequate funding and fragmented policy have left grid infrastructure in a state of decline. According to a DOE study, the U.S. electric grid lost power 285% […]

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Blockchain Finds Problem to Solve: Energy Distribution

With the explosion of buzz surrounding blockchain ledger platforms such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, and the boom of blockchain ICOs over the past several years, there has been much discussion about the viable applications of cryptocurrency. Skeptics have described blockchain as an elegant solution in search of a problem. But as various sectors of industry […]

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