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  • A Solution that Protects Liberty and Our Electricity

    A Solution that Protects Liberty and Our Electricity0

    • December 21, 2018

    Fifth article in our series about microgrids By: Casey Freeman Contributor: Brit Naas Security concerns surrounding America’s electric grid steadily grow as attacks and the threat of an attack increase. In 2015, Ukraine was victim to a large scale cyberattack on its electric grid, which resulted in 225,000 people without power. The attack has been

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  • Ripe for Change: It’s Time to Consider Microgrids

    Ripe for Change: It’s Time to Consider Microgrids0

    • December 14, 2018

    Fourth article in our series about microgrids. What received a D+ rating and is in need of major updates and improvements? No, not the Denver Broncos’ coaching staff! The answer is the U.S. electric grid. The United States electric grid is still an engineering marvel, but much of it was built before the twenty-first century,

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  • Microgrid Technology: The Option for the Individual

    Microgrid Technology: The Option for the Individual0

    • December 12, 2018

    Third article in our series about microgrids By Casey Freeman The combination of new technology and the free market has given average people access to goods and services that until recently were readily available only to the upper echelons of society.  For example, ordering a nice car to your door to chauffer you around town

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  • Uber for energy: Is electricity the next sharing economy?

    Uber for energy: Is electricity the next sharing economy?0

    • November 13, 2018

    Second article in our series about microgrids The United States’ traditional electric grid is an engineering marvel with nearly 160,000 miles of transmission lines, millions of miles of distribution lines, and over 73,000 power plants. It delivers power throughout all of America, and it allows us to use air conditioners in the summer and heaters in

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  • Don’t be dull, embrace microgrids

    Don’t be dull, embrace microgrids0

    • November 12, 2018

    By Casey Freeman First article in our series about microgrids Xcel Energy and Black Hills Energy are Colorado’s two regulated electric monopolies. Xcel is the larger of the two and provides retail service to the greater Denver Metro Area, Greeley, and Grand Junction, while Black Hills services Pueblo and the surrounding area. These utilities operate

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