Instapoll on Reliable Electric Service: What Would You Pay?

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What’s a fair price to keep the lights on for your operation? Are you willing to pay a premium for reliable electric service? And if so, how much? Let us know by taking the quick instapoll below. You'll instantly see how your opinion compares with others. Your responses remain anonymous. We encourage you to participate if you make energy … [Read more...]

Top 5 Microgrid White Papers of 2016

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Our library of microgrid white papers gives readers the chance to dive deeply into a range of distributed energy topics. What did our readers research the most in 2016? The most downloaded paper explored microgrid financing and how to achieve a maximum return with advanced controllers. Other microgrid white papers that drew significant … [Read more...]

New Microgrid to Flatten ‘Reindeer Curve’ in North Pole

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The Smart Electric Power Alliance reports that a new microgrid has been proposed before the Arctic Public Utilities Commission. NORTH POLE -- Santa Claus (DBA Rudolph Red Worldwide LLC) has filed an application with the Arctic Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for a 15-megawatt (MW) microgrid to ensure electric reliability and additional … [Read more...]

Blockchain Energy Trading: What the Future Holds

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Stuart Ravens of Navigant Research describes the future of blockchain energy trading in an interview with Kat Friedrich of the Clean Energy Finance Forum and Conservation Finance Network. In Australia, Europe, and North America, energy companies are beginning to consider using blockchain technology for distributed-generation payments between … [Read more...]

HOMER International Microgrid Conference November 7-8, New York, NY

HOMER Energy will host its fourth annual microgrid conference at Columbia University in New York, November 7-8 2016, drawing experienced microgrid developers from all over the world with the theme “Microgrids Lessons from Global Markets.” HOMER Energy founder and CEO Peter Lilienthal will elaborate on that theme as a keynote speaker, exploring … [Read more...]

Microgrids Convergence Conference Oct. 25-26: Microgrids, Smart Cities and Advanced Transportation

Infocast’s Microgrids Summit, now in its ninth edition, returns October 25-26 in the San Francisco Bay Area as the Microgrids Convergence Conference. Both new and established microgrid customers will come together with renewable energy developers, microgrid enabling companies, utilities, system integrators, software providers, storage companies, … [Read more...]

Reciprocating Engine Generators and Microgrids: What’s the Best Fuel for Use in a Genset?

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From the Microgrid Knowledge guide, Reciprocating Engine Generators and Microgrids: The Last Defense Against a Power Outage, this article looks at the pros and cons of the fuels used in reciprocating engines. Electricity costs are determined largely by the price and availability of fuels used in power production. As a result, the power … [Read more...]

Mount Kisco’s Home Run Community Microgrid

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The Town of Mount Kisco, NY has proposed a community microgrid that is the energy equivalent of a home run. It touches all of the critical power bases by: Securing electric supply during power outages Reducing energy costs for its customers Contributing to New York’s clean energy goals with combined heat and power (CHP) and renewables … [Read more...]

What is a Reciprocating Engine Generator?

What is a Reciprocating Engine Generator?

Everyone knows what solar and wind energy is. But ask, 'What is a reciprocating engine generator?' and most people are stumped. Yet this mainstay technology plays a crucial role in keeping on the lights. We define 'reciprocating engine generator' in this excerpt from the new Microgrid Knowledge guide, Reciprocating Engine Generators and … [Read more...]

Microgrid Project Profile: Protecting Coastal Communities in Hempstead, NY

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The Town of Hempstead, NY wants to build a microgrid project to ensure power supply for emergency services in two coastal communities that are vulnerable to storms. The $2.66 million microgrid would provide back-up generation in case of a utility outage in Point Lookout and Lido Beach. Severe coastal storms tend to knock out power to the … [Read more...]