Healthcare Microgrids: A Guide to More Reliable, Clean, Lower-Cost Energy for Hospitals

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This is first article in a series that looks at how healthcare microgrids open the door to more reliable, clean, lower cost energy in hospitals.  The senior population is on a path to double in the U.S, and even triple in Europe, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This creates pressure to expand hospitals, healthcare networks, assisted … [Read more...]

New York Offers up to $6.3M for New Energy Storage Technologies that Boost Renewables

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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is offering up to $6.3 million to commercialize emerging energy storage technologies that support renewable power in the state. NYSERDA is starting the two-step solicitation (PON 3585) process by seeking concept papers through July 20. The authority wants papers that look at … [Read more...]

Hospital Microgrids Become an Integral Part of the Energy Value Chain

Mark Feasel, Schneider Electric

In this week's Industry Perspectives, Schneider Electric's Mark Feasel explains how hospital microgrids are becoming an integral part of the "energy value chain."  Hospitals are often pillars of the communities they serve. And, while the welfare of patients, safety of staff and comfort of visitors remain top priorities, today, leadership extends … [Read more...]

Register for Microgrid 2017 by June 30. Secure Your Seat. Receive Discount

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Microgrid 2017 has garnered tremendous interest, so we encourage you to secure your seat now, before June 30, the last day for the early registration discount. “Microgrid 2017 is gaining so much attention, so quickly, because it is unique among industry gatherings,” said Elisa Wood, editor-in-chief of Microgrid Knowledge. “It is being hosted … [Read more...]

Connecticut Town Issues RFP for Two Microgrid Projects

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Mansfield, Connecticut has issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking companies to help design and develop two microgrid projects, as it prepares to apply for incentive funds through the state. Located about 30 miles east of Hartford, the town has a population of about 26,000 and is home to the University of Connecticut's main … [Read more...]

Microgrid Knowledge Editor, Elisa Wood, to Speak at Alternative Energy Meetup

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Elisa Wood, editor-in-chief of Microgrid Knowledge, will discuss the “The Evolving Microgrid Market: Who's Building Microgrids, Why and Where,” Thursday, June 22 at the Alexandria Alternative Energy Meetup in Alexandria, Va. Wood describes microgrids as the “Einstein” of the new electric grid. “Green energy is no longer enough. We need … [Read more...]

Microgrid Solicitations Offering more than $50M Planned by California

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The California Energy Commission plans to issue two microgrid solicitations this summer that together make available more than $50 million for microgrid demonstrations, deployment and modeling. The largest solicitation will offer about $44.7 million for technology demonstration and deployment (S15.1). The commission wants projects that … [Read more...]

How Microgrids Can Seamlessly Combine Distributed Energy Resources

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Microgrids are the keystone as we move toward use of more distributed energy resources (DERs). And they offer a variety of ways to increase your facility’s resiliency, efficiency, and sustainability. But how does it all work, and how can you use this technology to optimize your current existing operation? Microgrid technologies enable … [Read more...]

District Energy, CHP and Microgrids in Our Nation’s Energy Infrastructure

CHP and microgrids

Robert Thornton, of the International District Energy Association (IDEA), describes advocacy work underway to educate the federal government about the importance of including district energy, CHP and microgrids in plans for national infrastructure improvement. The Trump Administration has set its sights on passing a major $1 trillion … [Read more...]

New Era of Climate Action: Local Forces Fill the Vacuum Left by the Feds

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The U.S. is entering a new era of climate action, says the Rocky Mountain Institute's Paul Bodnar. A coalition of local entities is gathering strength and stepping forward to fill what, until now, has been a federal effort. A new era of U.S. climate action has dawned. In the four short days since President Trump announced his intent to withdraw … [Read more...]