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Microgrid Alliance Folds into Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid

The Microgrid Alliance (MGA), one of two microgrid advocacy organizations formed last year, has folded into a larger group, the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS). MGA and ADS announced the change Tuesday. They had already had a close connection in that Dan Delurey, CEO of ADS, has also served as MGA’s executive director. MGA … [Read more...]

Events that Shaped the Microgrid Industry in 2014

Here’s a look at events that shaped the microgrid industry in 2014, a pivotal year for the growing sector. The timeline is made up of articles from MicrogridKnowledge.com and EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com. They show microgrids advancing from planning to action; from a prospect to a trending technology. States crafted polices and offered more … [Read more...]

What about Microgrids to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions?

Where do microgrids fit into the Obama administration’s new plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions? It’s not clear and some are wondering why. “I find the draft regulations to be written in a vacuum, as if the electricity/utility industry were not undergoing fundamental, lasting change.  There is really no mention of this whatsoever,” said Dan … [Read more...]

The Power of Pooled Microgrids

A microgrid by itself offers great advantages. But what if we pooled microgrids? Terry Mohn, CEO of General MicroGrids and chairman of the Microgrid Alliance (MGA), offered the vision of pooled microgrids during the 2014 Microgrid Workshop offered May 19 by the Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid. Together, these pooled microgrids … [Read more...]

A Signal that the Microgrid Market is about to Pop

To the consumer, the microgrid market will simply appear one day. Like the IPhone or the Kindle or solar panels, it will be the latest cool wonder of our high tech society. But those behind the scenes know that most products are many years in the making. Electricity innovation is no different, except perhaps that industry gestation requires a … [Read more...]

New Microgrid Alliance Forms…Second in Recent Months

A new microgrid advocacy group, the Microgrid Alliance (MGA), has formed to offer a voice to the growing microgrid industry. The group announced its formation and initial membership on May 12. This follows the formation of another microgrid advocacy group, the Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC), in February at an International Energy District … [Read more...]