Microsoft Joins a Linux Foundation Nonprofit’s Effort to Decarbonize the Grid

Microsoft Joins a Linux Foundation Nonprofit's Effort to Decarbonize the Grid

“Microsoft has joined forces with LF Energy, a Linux Foundation nonprofit working to accelerate the energy transition of the world’s grids and transportation systems through open source,” reports ZDNet:Microsoft has become a strategic member of the foundation and Audrey Lee, senior director of energy strategy at Microsoft, was elected to serve on the LF Energy Foundation Governing Board. Dr. Shuli Goodman, executive director of LF Energy, told ZDNet that the foundation believes Microsoft will play an important role in helping to advance their mission of decarbonization of the power grid, transportation and the built environment. “LF Energy Foundation is thrilled to have Microsoft join our organization as a General member. Through Microsoft’s commitment to a carbon negative position they are directly encouraging the tech sector to look for more efficient ways to purchase and consume power,” Goodman said. “LF Energy nurtures the most cutting edge of all open source projects focused on improving automation, control, security, virtualization, and interoperability of power systems. Our members contribute valuable code, tooling, resources and expertise to increase the velocity of these projects….” Goodman called Microsoft a “force multiplier” and said having the company backing LF Energy will help propel their projects forward at a rapid pace.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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