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Case Study: Blue Lake Rancheria Microgrid

As one of 16 U.S. communities designated White House Climate Action Champions, Blue Lake Rancheria, a Native American reservation in Northern California, had already made investments in alternative energy generation sources. The next step was to achieve even greater efficiency by optimizing how those resources are managed and dispatched. Blue … [Read more...]

Pet Microgrids, Best Microgrids, and Microgrids that Get Your Package There on Time

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Maryland County looks at microgrids to protect pets Montgomery County, Maryland has been ahead of the curve when it comes to microgrids. Now the county is exploring the possibility of installing a microgrid for its animal shelter, perhaps the first in the country. The county is doing so for good reason. Protecting animals often strains … [Read more...]

What is it about Humboldt County and Microgrids?

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Take note of the microgrid activity in Humboldt County, California, where this week officials approved plans to seek state funding for an airport microgrid. Should the project come to fruition, it will be the community’s second microgrid. The first is the much-cited Blue Lake Rancheria microgrid, now in operation. Two microgrids might not … [Read more...]

Is the Low-Carbon Microgrid Next?

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Microgrids are being built for resiliency, for reliability, for security and even for community. So maybe now it’s time to start advancing the low-carbon microgrid too? If so, Siemens, Pacific Gas & Electric, and partners are ahead of the game with this week’s announcement of a low-carbon microgrid at Blue Lake Rancheria, a 100-acre Native … [Read more...]

It’s Dark in California but the Message is Clear: More Microgrids Needed

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California is the poster child for microgrids, usually in a good way, this week in a bad way. The power outages to 738,000 electric customers illustrated that even California, one of the lead states deploying microgrids, is not building them quickly enough. Microgrids act as local islands of power when the central grid fails, or in this case … [Read more...]

Using Microgrids & Distributed Energy to Mitigate Wildfires

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It seems over the past few years, during peak season when rain is short, all the west coast — and across the country for that matter — hears about is wildfires. They continue to worsen, and over the last several decades, the western United States has become a region of widespread, high-intensity wildfires. That's according to a new report from … [Read more...]

Siemens Explores a Holistic Approach to Wildfire Mitigation

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Siemens’ Clark Wiedetz highlights a different way to approach wildfires. Explore why many businesses are taking a look at alternative solutions to a growing number of natural disasters, like microgrids for wildfires.  Over the last several decades, the western United States has become a region of widespread, high-intensity wildfires. … [Read more...]

Microgrid 2019 Proceedings

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Microgrid 2019: Shaping the New Electric Grid, brought more than 400 professionals to San Diego May 13-16 for the industry's annual conference — the largest and most succcessful gathering since Microgrid Knowledge launched the event in 2016. Held at the Intercontinental San Diego, Microgrid 2019 offered extensive networking opportunities with … [Read more...]

Finalists Named for Microgrid Greater Good Awards

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Twenty-four finalists are now in the running for the Microgrid Greater Good Awards for 2019. Listed below, the finalists are among more than 100 projects nominated from throughout the world. The final winners will be announced at Microgrid 2019: Shaping the New Electric Grid, May 14-16 in San Diego, Calif Three awards will be given: … [Read more...]

Microgrids Reside at the Core of Tribal Electric Utilities

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Microgrids lie at the technological core of efforts by two Native American Tribal Nations to develop local electric utilities and gain greater degrees of self-reliance and sovereignty. Not far from Oklahoma City, Fire Lake Energy -- a nascent tribal utility being formed by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation -- is developing a 10-MW microgrid. The … [Read more...]