Utility-Scale Microgrid from PowerStream & KEPCO Up and Running

The duo of PowerStream and Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) now have a utility-scale microgrid to show as they market their technology in North America. PowerStream, an Ontario utility, and KEPCO, South Korea’s largest utility, cut the ribbon this week on a microgrid that serves 400 residential and business customers in Penetanguishene, a … [Read more...]

Pool of Innovators in the Microgrid Space Is Diverse, Often Incomparable

Ranking the pool of innovators in the microgrid space isn't easy because of their diversity. After recently publishing an apples-to-apples comparison, Peter Asmus of Navigant Research now offers an apples-to-oranges look. Navigant Research’s recently published Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Microgrid Controls is our first ranking of … [Read more...]

Quick Microgrid News…PowerStream, KEPCO, UGE, Alpha Energy, Boulder, Wesleyan

Quick Microgrid News for September 3, 2015 Canadian energy company PowerStream broke ground Friday on the construction of the Penetanguishene Microgrid in Ontario, Canada. It will be operated from PowerStream’s System Control Center at the company’s head office in Vaughan with remote accessibility for performance monitoring via the internet by … [Read more...]

Quick Microgrid News…International Alliance Plans NA Microgrids…District Energy Expanding…User-friendly Rural Microgrids

In this week's Quick Microgrid News... Ontario utility PowerStream and the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) have signed an agreement to develop demonstration microgrids and smart grid projects in Canada and market and sell the technology in North America. The two companies plan to build the projects over  over the next three to five … [Read more...]

Canadian and South Korean Utilities Pair to Work on Microgrid Demonstration

Ontario utility PowerStream and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) have struck a deal to work together on a microgrid demonstration project. The pair signed a memorandum of understanding September 23 to  develop a large-scale model that can be used to advance microgrid and smart grid technologies in utility systems worldwide. The MOU sets … [Read more...]

Ontario Presses Ahead with RFPs, CHP, Storage, Microgrid…

Ontario is pressing ahead with new utility requirements, solicitations and pilot projects to spur energy efficiency, combined heat and power, microgrids, energy storage and other demand-side efforts. The Ministry of Energy has put in place a new “Conservation First Framework” to save 7,000,000 MWh from Jan. 2015 through the end of Jan. 2020.  It … [Read more...]

Microgrid for Neighborhoods: How Soon?

Microgrids may be the future of the North American electric grid, but when will that future arrive – especially for the homeowner? A team led by Ontario utility PowerStream is trying to find out with a new test project. “A lot of the microgrid projects that you read about are typically large projects, hundreds of kilowatts, megawatts, running … [Read more...]