Reciprocating Engine Generators and Microgrids: The Last Defense Against a Power Outage

reciprocating engines and microgrids

Reciprocating engine generators are becoming increasingly important to help solve three contemporary energy problems. The first problem occurs in developed areas like North America, where electric reliability is crucial as the economy grows ever more Internet-based. The second problem can be found in remote regions of the world, where no … [Read more...]

Microgrid Knowledge Guide to Gas Turbine Microgrids

gas turbine microgrid

Movement is a foot worldwide to bring new intelligence to conventional or ‘dumb’ generation. The gas turbine microgrid is central to this smartening of power generation. The term dumb generation describes the kind of conventional power plants, wind turbines or solar panels that have been used for decades. They produce megawatts, but do nothing … [Read more...]

Industrial Microgrid: Alstom

Industrial Microgrids

In many regions of the world, especially islands or extremely sunny areas, distribution Service operators (DSOs) are facing a growing challenge with the rise of the renewable and decentralized production. Connecting these new assets on a traditional medium via a typical low voltage grid quickly creates side effects of voltage and frequency … [Read more...]

International Microgrid Assesment

international microgrid

Microgrids can provide an avenue for increasing the amount of distributed generation and delivery of electricity, where control is more dispersed and quality of service is locally tailored to end-use requirements, with applications from military bases to campuses to commercial office buildings. Many studies have been done to date on microgrid … [Read more...]

Microgrid Effects for Utilities

microgrid effects

Many large utility customers, including military installations, hospital campuses and universities, are considering microgrids to better manage energy usage and enhance power quality and system reliability. In addition to greater “energy security,”  some of the microgrid effects offer a variety of economic benefits ranging from greater efficiency … [Read more...]

The Energy Efficient CHP Microgrid

CHP Microgrid

This Special Report from Microgrid Knowledge paints a picture of the emerging microgrid-driven world. It also explains topics like district energy and combined heat and power (CHP). You'll learn how a CHP microgrid improves the economics and energy efficiency of a microgrid. Local energy promises lower costs, more reliable electric supply, storm … [Read more...]

Oil Production with DC Microgrids

Of all the world’s many industries, gas exploration and oil production (E&P) activities are arguably the most ripe for automation given two reasons: First, technology advancements have far outrun their adoption by an industry that historically has preferred what it considers time-tested oil production methods – even if those include … [Read more...]