Tag Archive for: reliable energy

Planned potential improved transmission model connects renewable energy to cities that need power.

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed a new approach to grid planning that could make it possible to power your home or business with the nation’s best and lowest-cost wind and solar energy, no matter where you live. Read more

Electrical transmission tower and power lines

This week the Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $366 million for 17 projects across rural and remote American communities. The funding will accelerate the development of clean, sustainable energy deployment with community driven projects such as building microgrids to ensure energy security with reliable, affordable energy.

Rural and remote communities face a unique set of energy challenges due to their small populations and isolation from larger electrical systems, resulting in higher electric bills, unreliable energy supplies, and/or no access to electricity at all. Read more