Resilience, Sustainability, and Loosely-coupled Systems

Lynne Kiesling The NIST smart grid interoperability roadmap workshop I attended last week has gotten me thinking about the similarities between system architecture (as the computer systems folks call it) and institutional design (as we political economy social scientists call it). Of course there’s quite a bit of similarity, as the work of the GridWise … More Resilience, Sustainability, and Loosely-coupled Systems

A Good NYT Smart Grid Article

Lynne Kiesling Here’s a very thoughtful and well-done smart grid article from the New York Times. It focuses on two different cases: the residential real-time pricing product available to ComEd customers in northern Illinois, and the Xcel Energy smart grid project in Boulder. I heartily encourage you to read the whole thing; it’s one of … More A Good NYT Smart Grid Article