Industrial Microgrid: Alstom

Industrial Microgrids

Alstom Grid has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Pennsylvania State University to establish
a global center of excellence for Microgrids at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This center, the first of its kind, will help advance the development of microgrid technologies as part of The Navy Yard’s grid modernization project.

International Microgrid Assesment

international microgrid

Microgrids can provide an avenue for increasing the amount of distributed generation and delivery of electricity, where control is more dispersed and quality of service is locally tailored to end-use requirements. Much of this functionality is very different from the predominant utility model to date of centralized power production which is then transmitted and distributed across long distances with a uniform quality of service.

Microgrid Effects for Utilities

microgrid effects

By allowing multiple generation assets to provide power for a common load, microgrids greatly increase both the reliability of power and its efficiency of generation. Typically, the greatest beneficiaries of microgrids are customers with large, mission critical facilities or large power consumers in areas prone to frequent and/or prolonged outages (e.g. hurricane zones).

Oil Production with DC Microgrids

How do you best power it? If you’re in most industries, your facility can likely tap into the local utility’s grid cheaply and quickly. But upstream oil and gas E&P isn’t “most industries.”
For starters, an estimated 85 percent of its facilities are typically off-grid 1: offshore or, if onshore, in remote places like West Texas deserts, North Slope tundra or third-world jungles.

The Energy Efficient CHP Microgrid

CHP Microgrid

This Microgrid Knowledge Special Report paints a picture of the emerging microgrid-driven world, with Combined Heat and Power (CHP) at its core. For a long time CHP and District Energy seemed like the best-kept-secret of energy insiders. Learn how CHP and District Energy are the keys to building the world’s most energy efficient microgrids.