Six Lessons Learned from an Oil Refinery Microgrid: Correcting Performance Issues Before Installation

What’s the best way to avoid performance issues – and associated expenses – during a microgrid system installation? Uncover and correct them ahead of time. A North American oil refinery microgrid did just that by investing in thorough Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) testing of its power management system. The oil refinery had installed new … [Read more...]

How Microgrid Technology Can Make Oil and Gas Drilling More Energy Efficient

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Here’s an irony. The United States is in the midst of an oil and gas boom. Yet the oil and gas industry suffers from a kind of energy shortage. Oil and gas drilling rigs often cannot easily – if at all – access the electric grid because they are located in remote outposts of North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado and other energy rich states. That … [Read more...]