Top 10 Trending Microgrid Articles for First Half of 2016

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What’s been catching the interest of Microgrid Knowledge readers? First and foremost, they want to know what a microgrid costs. Our interview on the subject with experts from ABB, Hitachi, S&C Electric, and Siemens is the top trending microgrid article for the first six months of 2016.

Check out the list below for the ten most read microgrid articles from January to July 2016.

  1. What does a Microgrid Cost?

When asked, “What does a microgrid cost?” ABB’s Nathan Adams responds, “What does a house cost?” Just as houses span from builder basic to celebrity mansion, microgrids range in size and sophistication. Or as S&C Electric’s David Chiesa puts it: “If you’ve seen one microgrid…you’ve seen one microgrid.”

  1. Hitachi Moves into the North America Microgrid Market with 100-Year Plan

Hitachi, one of the world’s largest companies, has entered the North America microgrid market, a move born out of a tsunami and a very, very long-term view of the business cycle.

  1. What’s behind Caterpillar’s New Hybrid Microgrid Play? Here’s a Deeper Look

Caterpillar became the latest big infrastructure company to unveil a microgrid play with the recent launch of its hybrid microgrid into the global market.

  1. Microgrids are Defining the New Energy Landscape

Distributed generation and the reduced cost of renewable energy are defining a new energy vision in which microgrids already play a key role and serve as the perfect paradigm, says ABB’s Pablo Astorga.

  1. White House Lays Out Plans to Scale Up Microgrids, Storage & Renewablesmicrogrid articles

The Obama Administration on Thursday laid out an extensive list of federal, utility and private actions to scale up microgrids, energy storage and renewable energy throughout the US.

  1. National Grid to Test New Utility Microgrid Services

How will utilities make money as more customers generate their own electricity?  That’s one of the big looming industry questions, and one that National Grid is trying to solve by testing new utility microgrid services. The utility plans to try out the services in Potsdam, New York, where it is installing a microgrid.

  1. An Interview with NY’s Energy Czar on Advancing Microgrids and Re-creating Utilities

‘REV’ is a short acronym packed with radical meaning for the power industry. It stands for ‘Reforming the Energy Vision,’ a re-creation of New York’s electricity market that is being carefully watched nationwide as a model for the grid of the future. Richard Kauffman, New York’s energy czar, explains why.

  1. Massachusetts Issues RFI for Community Microgrid Grants

Massachusetts took the first step in its community microgrid grant program by seeking microgrid companies willing to partner with towns and cities on projects.

  1.  Boston Identifies Dozens of Potential Microgrid Sites in Major Community Energy Study

Boston has identified dozens of potential microgrid sites that together with other community energy projects could save as much as $1.7 billion, according to a new report issued by the city.

  1. Exelon’s Next Big Stride: Connecticut Fuel Cell Microgrid

Exelon this week continued its vigorous push into the microgrid market, this time in Connecticut where it began construction of a fuel cell microgrid.

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Elisa Wood About Elisa Wood

Elisa Wood is the chief editor of MicrogridKnowledge.com and EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com. She has been writing about energy for more than two decades for top industry publications. Her work also has been picked up by CNN, the New York Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal Online and the Washington Post.

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