TN Note: Obama has no legacy as he prepares to exit the Whitehouse. However, he will leave his mark on Smart Grid, which he kick-started i 2009 with stimulus funds from the last financial meltdown. Smart Grid is a key element to implementing Technocracy on a global basis.

A parting shot from Barack Obama’s administration: Within the next five years, smart grid concepts such as advanced energy storage, microgrids and demand response will be accelerating toward deployment at a much faster clip than they are today.

On June 16, the White House unveiled a cornucopia of initiatives centered around energy storage. Taken together, the concepts are aimed at helping integrate variable renewable power sources such as wind and solar into the grid, establishing blackout-resilient systems and helping utilities better manage electricity demand. Among the White House’s announcements were:

  • Funding for microgrid projects at military bases and in rural areas.
  • Increased collection of data for energy use and rates, as well as standardization and privacy-minded dissemination of that data.
  • Programs meant to drive investment in energy storage systems.
  • Increased use of smart water heaters, energy meters and demand response to smooth out the energy use curve throughout the day.

Altogether, a White House fact sheet estimated that the initiatives could add 1.3 gigawatts of storage procurement or deployment in five years. To put that in context, U.S. Energy Information Administration data shows only about 250 megawatts of battery storage projects, and the White House estimates that there’s a total of 500 megawatts in “advanced energy storage” in the entire country.

Though the administration’s Clean Power Plan is in limbo after several state attorneys general sued the Environmental Protection Agency, the energy storage initiatives are inherently aimed at reducing carbon emissions from the electric power sector. Researchers have found ways to use energy usage data to craft initiatives to reduce power consumption, storage can pave the way for renewable energy that’s only available at certain times of day, and demand response programs help power companies avoid turning on“peaker” plants during times of high electricity use.

Along with the initiative came a report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers examining high-level trends in the energy storage market. The announcements also included modeling projects looking at the finer details of large-scale renewables integration and how they might affect power grids in places like the northeastern U.S.

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2 thoughts on “Obama Admin Announces A Myriad Of Smart Grid Projects

  1. We the People will not receive the energy technology used for years a the big Dig in Utah, Diego Garcia and MT. Weather. No next Gen for us, just new light bulbs and metering og their use..

  2. Anything Smart is there to steal information, monitor us and kill us. The sooner we get rid of the banking degenerates who keep us in debt slavery and counterfeit currency, the better. They can shove their Smart appliances where the sun doesn’t shine. I trust nothing that comes out of the mouth of the corporate Stooge, and cloned Egyptian Obama. Another synthetic with a microchip. It won’t be successful as the economy is due to crash as all governments are in debt and controlled by the Shadow World Government. They use hoaxes to boost the share market. The last one was Jo Cox. Another fake death with no blood.

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