Fox News Focuses on Microgrids Around the World

Jan. 4, 2024
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.

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.

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About the Author

Rod Walton, Managing Editor | Managing Editor

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I’ve spent the last 15 years covering the energy industry as a newspaper and trade journalist. I was an energy writer and business editor at the Tulsa World before moving to business-to-business media at PennWell Publishing, which later became Clarion Events, where I covered the electric power industry. I joined Endeavor Business Media in November 2021 to help launch EnergyTech, one of the company’s newest media brands. I joined Microgrid Knowledge in July 2023. 

I earned my Bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. My career stops include the Moore American, Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, Wagoner Tribune and Tulsa World, all in Oklahoma . I have been married to Laura for the past 33-plus years and we have four children and one adorable granddaughter. We want the energy transition to make their lives better in the future. 

Microgrid Knowledge and EnergyTech are focused on the mission critical and large-scale energy users and their sustainability and resiliency goals. These include the commercial and industrial sectors, as well as the military, universities, data centers and microgrids. The C&I sectors together account for close to 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.

Many large-scale energy users such as Fortune 500 companies, and mission-critical users such as military bases, universities, healthcare facilities, public safety and data centers, shifting their energy priorities to reach net-zero carbon goals within the coming decades. These include plans for renewable energy power purchase agreements, but also on-site resiliency projects such as microgrids, combined heat and power, rooftop solar, energy storage, digitalization and building efficiency upgrades.

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