Partners make possibilities: Expanding public power’s influence in energy innovation
DSTAR Consortium was recently highlighted by the American Public Power Association in their Public Power Magazine publication focused on DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES in September 2020. The article, "Partners make possibilities: Expanding public power’s influence in energy innovation" highlights three partners of APPA who are collaborating and supporting public power utilities through the Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments, or DEED, program. This program has allowed public power to pool its resources to support utilities with a great idea to make strides toward testing and deployment. The program is designed to be “right-sized” for public power and can either support smaller projects for incremental improvement or be a jumping off point for ongoing research and development. For the latter, a wealth of prospective partners are interested in sharing their resources, staff, and capabilities to find the next great revolution in the world of power delivery. These partners, which include private businesses, higher education, and the national laboratories, are often looking not just for ideas from utilities that they can help move forward, but also are often ready with ideas of their own and looking for utilities that can help them test their ideas. Check out the article today!