Are we entering a new era of grid planning? In recent years, we've assumed that sweeping reforms are the best way to get distributed energy built. But in pockets of the country, a more localized approach to deploying these assets is taking hold — and it could be the sign of a much bigger shift to come.

On this week's Energy Gang, we'll look at Washington, D.C.'s new proposal for an authority that would push Pepco to consider distributed alternatives to infrastructure projects.

Then, why is one of the most forward-thinking utilities in the country slow in scaling distributed energy offerings? We'll look at the mixed experience of Green Mountain Power.

Finally, we revisit Puerto Rico. The power is mostly back on, but hurricane season is approaching quickly. What comes next?

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