Duke Energy Applies to Interconnect Microgrid Testbed for Energy Export

Duke Microgrid Testbed

Duke Energy applied for regulatory approval this week to interconnect its Mount Holly microgrid testbed for energy export. The utility requested permission for a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the North Carolina Utilities Commission (No. E-7, SUB 1124). The testbed is used by the 25-member Coalition of the Willing … [Read more...]

Schneider Electric’s Microgrid Controller Named Market Leader by Navigant

microgrid controller

Schneider Electric took the top spot as the leader in microgrid controller technology in an analysis released today by Navigant Research. Optimal Power Solutions and Princeton Power Systems took the number two and three spots for this key microgrid system. The microgrid controller comes into play when a microgrid islands from the main grid, … [Read more...]

NY Prize Stage 1 Awards: Who, Why and What’s it Mean for Community Microgrids

NY Prize

New York showed itself as the nation’s leader in community microgrid development July 8 by awarding funds for an unprecedented 83 projects through its $40 million NY Prize. No other state has made such a vigorous foray into this type of microgrid, which focuses largely on keeping critical facilities up and running in a community when the central … [Read more...]

Quick Microgrid News: Navigant, ABB, Samsung, Imergy, SunEdison, Burns, Clean Coalition, PSEG

In today's Quick Microgrid News, Navigant identifies the market for community resilience microgrids...ABB and Samsung strike a deal to develop microgrids...SunEdison places a big order with Imergy...The Burns Group microgrid project at Temple University wins an engineering award...The Clean Coalition wins a microgrid consultanting deal with … [Read more...]

SDG&E to Create One of Largest Renewable Energy Microgrids in the US

Borrego Springs Microgrid

San Diego Gas & Electric plans to create one of the largest renewable energy microgrids in the United States with the help of a $5 million state grant it received earlier this month. The utility will use the funds to link its Borrego Springs Microgrid to a nearby 26-MW solar photovoltaic plant developed by NRG Energy. SDG&E won the … [Read more...]

Connecticut Releases $5.1M for Microgrid Solicitation Winners, Bridgeport and Milford

microgrid solicitation

Connecticut today released $5.1 million from its second microgrid solicitation to fund projects in Bridgeport and Milford. The funding was approved by the state Bond Commission, and will be made available to the projects pending achievement of specified milestones. Governor Dannel Malloy had announced the two winning projects in … [Read more...]

Events that Shaped the Microgrid Industry in 2014

combined heat and power

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...]

Microgrid-enabling Technologies Market May Reach $155 Billion in Less than a Decade

As demand for microgrids grows, so does the need for microgrid-enabling technologies -- the various systems and components that let the microgrid generate power and store it, supply customers, and connect and disconnect from the grid. These technologies include diesel generators, natural gas generators, fuel cells, solar PV, distributed wind, … [Read more...]

Schneider Electric and FuelCell Energy Win in Connecticut Microgrid RFP

Connecticut microgrid

Projects planned by Schneider Electric and FuelCell Energy were among winners of $5.1 million in grants from the second Connecticut microgrid request for proposals. The winning pilot projects are in the cities of Milford and Bridgeport, according to an October 8 announcement by Governor Dannel Malloy. Millford will receive $2.9 mllion and … [Read more...]

Microgrid Institute Team to Design Suburban Maryland Microgrids

A team led by Burr Energy (doing business as Microgrid Institute) will design, simulate, and test control systems for two suburban Maryland microgrids under a $1.2 million federal grant. The Microgrid Institute team expects to receive the funds over two years beginning in late 2014 for a microgrid in Olney, part of Montgomery County, and Ritchie … [Read more...]