Microgrids are ascending to the mainstream, news-wise. They are being covered left to right.
Long a favorite, perhaps niche subject of distributed energy publications, renewable advocacy websites and market forecasters, the growth of the microgrid sector is not being ignored by mainstream sites regardless of news or political bent. Publications as diverse as the New York Times, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio and TIME magazine have reported and published stories about new projects and developments in microgrids both in the U.S. and worldwide.
The latest nationwide mainstream piece is a Fox News Channel and website story by anchor Brett Baier and co-writer Amy Munneke examining how the growth in microgrid installations are protecting critical assets from power outages. The Fox story does note the high cost of microgrids, but also provides insight from industry leaders on why they provide value in power resiliency.
The story quotes leaders from Schneider Electric and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, as well as former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chair Neil Chatterjee. Baier is anchor of Special Report with Brett Baier and chief political anchor of the network.
Some of the microgrids that the Fox piece focuses on include military installations such as Marine Corp Station Miramar in California and the Yokota U.S. Air Force Base in Japan. Read MGK’s story about this project.
To see the complete Fox News report on microgrids, click here.