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Microgrids as Reliability Heroes

In this video industry experts explain how microgrids creates exceptional electric reliability. Here you'll learn about a microgrid’s intelligence, islanding capability and use of energy storage. Plus, what new breakthroughs are on the horizon for technologies that offer energy resilience. Moderator: Tim Echols, Commissioner, Georgia Public … [Read more...]

How to Elevate Microgrids in Government Resilience & Climate Strategies

Microgrids offer a classic example of government policy chasing technology. While microgrids are being developed worldwide, few jurisdictions offer much-needed policy guidance and certainty. At Microgrid 2018, Edward Yim, associate director at the DC Department of Energy and Environment, shared how scalable resilience and a focus on climate … [Read more...]

Building a Better Microgrid with Hardware in the Loop

The electric power grid is undergoing one of the most fundamental changes since its inception over a century ago. That transformation has been summed up as the “3 Ds,” which stands for digitalization, decentralization and decarbonization. This value-added shift is being aided, in part, by new tools and processes, such as Hardware in the Loop … [Read more...]

Electrical Equipment Manufacturers See a Future in Microgrids

A new report from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association details why there's a future in microgrids for association members--and everyone else. "Powering Microgrids for the 21st-Century Electrical System," lays out the business case for microgrids, identifies the technological advances that will increase microgrid use, and provides a … [Read more...]

With Flexibility, Eastern Grid Can Get More than 30 Percent Renewables Online

With increased flexibility, the eastern grid can get more than 30 percent renewables online, and at times, can boost its renewables penetration to up to 60 percent. That's the word from a new report from the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), "The Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study (ERGIS)." To bring … [Read more...]

Good News for Microgrids from California Climate Bills

California's passage of two aggressive climate bills offers good news for microgrids, since they can act as levers to help the state reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Once again, the state has led the climate change battle, this time with last week's passage by the state legislature of the two bills, SB 32 and AB 197. The bills aim to reduce … [Read more...]

Microgrid Roadmap Building Continues in California…ViZa to Bring Microgrids to Africa with Jabil Inala

The California Energy Commission plans to hold its next microgrid roadmap workshop 10 a.m. PT, September 6 at the Secretary of State Building in Sacramento. The state launched the series of workshops in May to set priorities for microgrid policy and help the industry standardize, commercialize and drive down costs for consumers. The CEC is … [Read more...]

Microgridding the U.S. One State at a Time

Many revolutions in the U.S. electric power industry begin within states, where policymakers drive change to lower electric rates or green energy supply. This is proving true again as the ‘microgridding’ of the U.S. power grid begins. In the last three weeks alone, California, New Jersey and Washington state have issued grants or put forward … [Read more...]

New Jersey to Offer Funds for Community Microgrids

New Jersey has kicked off a plan to incentivize community microgrids with $1 million in funds for feasibility studies. The Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is circulating a draft application to be used in the competition. The board seeks stakeholder input on the application by August 30. New Jersey has mapped 24 communities in 17 … [Read more...]