Military Microgrid Begins Operating in Arizona; Also Benefits Civilians

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A 25-MW military microgrid began operating this week at an air station in Yuma, Arizona, offering an example of how a single microgrid can benefit both military operations and civilians. Arizona Public Service (APS), the Department of the Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps on Thursday announced the completion of the microgrid at Marine Corps Air … [Read more...]

IPERC to Install Cybersecure Microgrid at Fort Belvoir

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The Department of Defense has selected IPERC (Intelligent Power & Energy Research Corporation) to design and install a multi-megawatt cybersecure microgrid at Fort Belvoir, VA. IPERC won the competitive selection as part of the military's FY16 Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) program. The program … [Read more...]

Military Microgrids Move Ahead in Massachusetts and California…Veolia Finishes Boston Green Steam Project

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Military microgrids advance at Otis AFB and MCAS Miramar High ranking military and government officials were scheduled to gather today to see the latest plans for a military microgrid at the Otis Air National Base on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The leadership summit, held at the military base in Bourne, is a step in making the project a showcase … [Read more...]

How to Pay for Utility Microgrids? Arizona May Offer Answers

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An issue puzzling the power industry – how to pay for utility microgrids – is being taken up in a rate case now underway before the Arizona Corporation Commission. Arizona Public Service (APS), the state’s largest utility, seeks to recover costs for two microgrids, a 63-MW data center microgrid and a 25-MW military microgrid. The utility made … [Read more...]

How Military Microgrids Boost Energy Reliability and Efficiency for the Marine Corps

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Military microgrids can save the Marine Corps hundreds of man hours, reduce fuel use, and lower costs through automatic load sharing. U.S. Marine Private Robert Bliss explains. The high-tech gear the Marine Corps uses continues to evolve each year. Power generators allow the Marine Corps to operate its gear no matter the environment. Recently, … [Read more...]

Ideal Power & Enerdel Team on Mobile Military Microgrid & News from MIT, AutoGrid & Total

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Mobile military microgrid keeps convoys off dangerous roads Ideal Power and Enerdel have teamed up on energy storage for a mobile military microgrid. The system is designed to reduce the need for diesel generators at remote bases. Military convoys sometimes must traverse hostile territory to deliver the diesel. Researchers in the Air Force … [Read more...]

Tesla for Easy Microgrid Buying, Black & Veatch for Sustainability & Axiom Exergy for Cool

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Tesla: Would you like your microgrid in a bag or box? Tesla's vision of one-stop-shopping for microgrid-like products came closer to reality this week following approval of its merger with SolarCity by the independent members of each company's boards of directors. Elon Musk, the CEO and major shareholder of both companies, is positioning … [Read more...]

Deal Showcases How to Run Microgrids on Clean Baseload Energy

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In a $36 million deal that showcases how to run microgrids on clean baseload energy, Stratean, a developer of a clean gasification system, has acquired CleanSpark, a provider of engineering, software and controls for distributed energy systems. The two companies say the deal will solve a critical challenge facing microgrid developers today: the … [Read more...]

Miramar, One of Largest Military Microgrid Projects, Readies to Show How It’s Done

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Miramar, one of the most-watched U.S. miltary microgrid projects, is getting ready to demonstrate that today's microgrids are about a whole lot more than just back-up power. That was the word from Mick Wasco, installation energy manager at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in San Diego, in an interview this week, following announcement … [Read more...]

SunPower to Install Microgrid-Ready Solar at Alabama Army Post

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Solar manufacturing giant SunPower plans to begin building a 10-MW microgrid-ready solar power plant at a U.S. Army post in Alabama this month. The Silicon Valley-based company will supply the solar energy to the Redstone Arsenal U.S. Army post under a 27-year power purchase agreement (PPA). The deal marks another in a growing number of … [Read more...]