How Do We Monetize Microgrids?

What’s it worth to society to avoid a power outage? The question nags the microgrid industry. Not knowing makes it hard to monetize microgrids. As it stands now, grid-connected microgrids provide uncompensated services, chief among them the guarantee that electricity will continue to flow when the central grid fails. The ability to avert an … [Read more...]

Black & Veatch Microgrid Begins Operating in Kansas’ Largest Office Building

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The Black & Veatch microgrid began officially operating this week in Kansas' largest office facility, the company's headquarters. The 200-kW microgrid is the first to be commissioned in a commercial building in the state. The microgrid can power all of the Rodman Innovation Pavilion, a 12,600-square-foot centerpiece of the … [Read more...]

Niobrara Energy Park, “World’s Largest Planned Microgrid,” Seeks Buyer

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The much-watched 662-acre Niobrara Energy Park, which bills itself as the world's largest planned microgrid, is now shovel-ready and on the market. Cushman & Wakefield announced early Wednesday that it is acting as exclusive agent for the sale of the northern Colorado project, under development for five years by Colorado land and resouce … [Read more...]

Colorado Developer Puts "World's Largest Planned Microgrid" on the Market

Colorado's 662-acre Niobrara Energy Park, which calls itself the world's largest planned microgrid, is now shovel-ready and seeking buyers. Cushman & Wakefield announced early Wednesday that it is acting as exclusive agent for the sale of the northern Colorado project, under development for five years by Colorado land and resouce broker, Craig … [Read more...]

With Energy Storage Investment, Partner Viability Matters

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S&C Electric's Troy Miller describes what utilities and commercial power users need to consider when choosing an energy storage partner. Energy storage is proving its value by making the grid more reliable and efficient. The market is growing, driven by demand from utilities, municipalities, and commercial facilities seeking increased … [Read more...]

NYSERDA RFP Seeks Contractors for Salesforce Solution

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking proposals from contractors to provide design and build services for a salesforce integrated enterprise solution. This solution will leverage and expand an existing salesforce installation now used for customer relationship management and will allow for the … [Read more...]

IDEA2015 to Focus on Microgrids, District Energy and CHP in Cities

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IDEA2015, the International District Energy Association’s 106th annual conference and trade show, will bring global energy leaders to Boston in June to discuss the growing use by cities of microgrids, district energy and combined heat and power. The international forum, to be held June 28-July 1, will explore best practices developing, owning … [Read more...]

Global Energy Leaders to Gather in Boston for IDEA2015

Global energy leaders from North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East will come together in Boston in June for the International District Energy Association’s 106th annual conference and trade show. Scheduled for June 28-July 1, the international forum will focus on shaping the next generation of energy for cities, as the utility industry … [Read more...]

Bewildered Energy Consumers No More?

The energy world is littered with stories about energy consumers who give up on doing the right thing out of confusion… The family eager to install solar energy until they get wildly different advice (and prices) from installers. The shopper who walks away from the light bulb aisle because the LEDS seem too costly (and what’s a lumen?) The … [Read more...]

Which Ethnic Group Invests Most in Energy Efficiency?

Which ethnic group invests most in energy efficiency? How to homeowners link solar and energy efficiency? Learn the answers to these questions by listening to this interview with Dave Treston, senior account planner at KSV, who give details about a recent energy efficiency study by KSV. … [Read more...]