The movement to decarbonize the grid by 2050 marks the largest shift in global energy philosophy since the Industrial Revolution. The journey to that goal has challenged our long-held views of the electricity system, tested our political will and revealed how flaws in our current technology mean that our goals do not align with our best environmental intentions. However, a hybrid electricity solution, backed by microgrids, can bridge the gap between our ultimate net-zero goals and the current market’s shortcomings.
President Biden has set a goal of creating a net-zero emissions economy by no later than 2050. We’ve witnessed some tremendous strides in recent years, including decarbonization and sustainability commitments from grid operators and large commercial entities. We’ve also incorporated more renewables in many markets, with upwards of 35% of the energy mix coming from solar, wind and hydro generation.
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