Most Read Microgrid Articles & the Trends They Reveal for 2017

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Energy storage, energy storage, energy storage. Its trends, trials and triumphs are being carefully watched by microgrid insiders. That's one takeaway from our list of most read microgrid articles for the first six months of this year. Four of the 10 most read articles headlined the resource. And the Energy Storage Association’s annual event … [Read more...]

Meet the Microgrid Project Winners Selected in Stage 2 of the NY Prize

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Here's a look inside the 11 microgrid project winners selected March 23 by the New York Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) in Stage 2 of the NY Prize. (Also see our related story about the NY Prize Microgrid Winners.) Siemens, which is working on several of the winners, said that the model projects will pave the way for … [Read more...]

‘New York & Beyond’ Microgrid Conference to Feature Top Industry Leaders

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Microgrid Knowledge today announced speakers for its May 19 microgrid conference in Manhattan, a roster of top microgrid leaders from some of the largest U.S. utilities and energy technology companies. “New York and Beyond: Advancing Microgrids Nationally with Lessons Learned in New York” is designed to shape and propel the industry based on … [Read more...]

The Triple Threat: Community Choice, Microgrids and Community Solar

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Local energy is a term in search of a definition. Sometimes it’s a microgrids, sometimes community solar, sometimes a town or city buying its own power. Now in New York, a state exploring disruptive energy’s cutting edge, the three come together under a model being planned by Joule Assets and Good Energy. The partnership wants to help … [Read more...]

How Community Aggregations Improve the Economics of Microgrids

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Microgrids and community aggregation programs may prove to be natural partners, as Mike Gordon, CEO of Joule Assets, explained in a recent interview. Gordon should know.  In addition to his role at Joule Assets, which offers financing for energy efficiency and demand response, Gordon acts as co-chair of an organization in his own neighborhood … [Read more...]

Hello Local Energy, Bye Old Power Industry, Say New York Regulators with Key Vote

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New York, where the power industry began over a century ago, might be where it ends too. At least the power industry as we know it today. The state’s electric regulators made that clear February 26 when they took a key vote creating an electricity marketplace that elevates new, local energy over big central power plants and long transmission … [Read more...]

Joule Assets: Unearthing Hidden Revenue for Smaller Energy Efficiency Companies

Take heart smaller energy efficiency companies. Good times are coming. That was the positive message from Mike Gordon, CEO of Joule Assets, as his company recently rolled out news of $90 million in financing being offered to 10 US companies with a $270 million pipeline of projects. “The contractors, the technology integrators, technology … [Read more...]