Challenges of Microgrid Integration

Sept. 2, 2014
David Chiesa, director of commercial and industrial and micro grid market segments for S&C Electric, says that the military is on the leading edge of using microgrids to provide reliable power.

David Chiesa, S & C Electric

David Chiesa, director of commercial and industrial and micro grid market segments for S&C Electric, says that the military is on the leading edge of using microgrids to provide reliable power, but it’s a big challenge to integrate the new technologies with the old grid.

About the Author

Lisa Cohn | Contributing Editor

I focus on the West Coast and Midwest. Email me at [email protected]

I’ve been writing about energy for more than 20 years, and my stories have appeared in EnergyBiz, SNL Financial, Mother Earth News, Natural Home Magazine, Horizon Air Magazine, Oregon Business, Open Spaces, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, Renewable Energy World, Windpower Monthly and other publications. I’m also a former stringer for the Platts/McGraw-Hill energy publications. I began my career covering energy and environment for The Cape Cod Times, where Elisa Wood also was a reporter. I’ve received numerous writing awards from national, regional and local organizations, including Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette Writers, Associated Oregon Industries, and the Voice of Youth Advocates. I first became interested in energy as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, where I helped design and build a solar house.

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