Timothy Schoechle, PhD, Senior Research Fellow with the National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy has released a review of a report prepared by GridWise Alliance and U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), Office of Electricity.
The report, titled “The Future of the Grid – Evolving to Meet America’s Needs” was released in December of 2014, and not surprisingly “misses or avoids what are perhaps the most significant factors emerging today—the dramatic growth of rooftop solar PV and distributed generation and storage—with profound implications for the industry’s future, even according to its own internal reports.”
Schoechle points out clearly that the U.S. DoE proceeded under an industry-driven vision, and an obsolete paradigm of how to serve U.S. energy needs. It’s well worth downloading and reading. Check it out here.