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S&C Electric VP Defines ‘Non-Wires Alternatives’ and the Role of Microgrids

Erik Svanholm, vice president, non-wires alternatives for S&C Electric, defines the term "non-wires alternatives" and gives examples of how microgrids can provide these alternatives to traditional investments in wires and the transmission grid during an interview with Microgrid Knowledge editor in chief, Elisa Wood at Microgrid … [Read more...]

SDGE Plans to Release an RFP Seeking a Microgrid Controller

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE) plans to release a request for proposals (RFP) next month seeking a microgrid controller to help it manage energy storage and renewable energy.The California utility issued a notice Tuesday signaling the upcoming RFP, scheduled for release Wednesday, December 21.The utility seeks microgrid technology … [Read more...]

US Microgrid Market Growing Faster than Previously Thought: New GTM Research

The US microgrid market is growing faster than expected, fueled by a rise in new ownership configurations, says a report released today by GTM Research.GTM now forecasts that US microgrid capacity will reach 4.3 GW by 2020, up from the research firm’s estimate last quarter of 3.71 GW. The US currently has about 160 microgrids with 1,649 MW of … [Read more...]

Community Microgrid Project Profile: From Disaster to Opportunity in Freeport, NY

Freeport, a village in New York, hopes to bring greater electric reliability to homes, businesses and critical facilities with a $35 million community microgrid.The Long Island community has proposed the project as part of NY Prize, a state-sponsored competition to encourage microgrid development.The downtown microgrid would serve 106 … [Read more...]

GE Positions to Scale Up in the Microgrid Market

General Electric yesterday signaled that it is about to become more visible and aggressive in the increasingly competitive microgrid market.“The technology is ready, and we are now ready to scale up,” said Herve Amosse, GE’s general manager for grid automation, siting an increasingly viable business case for microgrids as renewable energy costs … [Read more...]

Miramar, One of Largest Military Microgrid Projects, Readies to Show How It’s Done

Miramar, one of the most-watched U.S. miltary microgrid projects, is getting ready to demonstrate that today's microgrids are about a whole lot more than just back-up power.That was the word from Mick Wasco, installation energy manager at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in San Diego, in an interview this week, following announcement … [Read more...]

Microgrid Control System Proposed to Meet Long Island Peak Load Demand and Other Quick News

Massachusetts-based Anbaric Microgrid says it has proposed a microgrid control system in a solicitation to meet peak load demand in the South Fork area of Long Island.Dirk van Ouwerkerk, lead partner for Anbaric Microgrid, wrote about the project in an op-ed article published by Hamptons.com.PSEG Long Island is about to choose a … [Read more...]

Siemens Moves into Top Spot for Microgrid Vendors: Navigant

A new quarterly report from Navigant Research places Siemens in the top spot for capacity among microgrid vendors, followed by ABB. North America regained its lead for global microgrid capacity over the Asia Pacific.Navigant's Microgrid Deployment Tracker 2Q16 measures data on known grid-tied and remote microgrid projects in the proposal, … [Read more...]

What’s behind Caterpillar’s New Hybrid Microgrid Play? Here’s a Deeper Look

Caterpillar became the latest big infrastructure company to unveil a microgrid play with the recent launch of its hybrid microgrid into the global market.The Cat hybrid technology combines solar, energy storage and fossil fuels and will focus on projects 10 kW to 100 MW.A $47 billion company, Cat intends to leverage its global distribution … [Read more...]