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Advanced Microgrid Accelerates ‘Learning Lab’ at Bubolz Nature Preserve

The Fox Cities Environmental Learning Center at Bubolz Nature Preserve is known for its commitment to environmental ethics. As early as 1981 Bubolz experimented with solar, wind and geothermal to energize its facilities. Now it features a learning center or "lab" in an 18,000 square foot lodge with a microgrid that uses solar photovoltaics, energy … [Read more...]

Nature Offers Real-Life Drama During Microgrid Tour in Wisconsin

Nature decided to upstage the rest of the presenters during a microgrid tour last week at the Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve in Appleton, Wisconsin. A massive thunderstorm hit on September 17 as about 75 members of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) toured the new 18,000 square-foot green building, served by the … [Read more...]

From Planes to Preserves: Oh the Places Microgrids Will Go!

At Microgrid 2018, experts from Schneider Electric, Faith Technologies and Humboldt State University discussed microgrid possibilities. Microgrids are popping up in a variety of new markets and sectors, including airports and nature preserves. Don Wingate, vice president of sales, utility solutions, at Schneider Electric, explored microgrids and … [Read more...]

Schneider Electric to Build Advanced Microgrid at Nature Preserve

The Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve – which touts an 18,000 square-foot environmental center in Wisconsin – will also soon be home to a new advanced microgrid. Schneider Electric will partner with Faith Technologies to build and support the fully islandable microgrid, which will provide power to the non-profit nature preserve’s environmental … [Read more...]

Advanced Microgrid Serves as a Learning Lab

Dedicated to environmental ethics, the Fox Cities Environmental Learning Center at Bubolz Nature Preserve advanced its mission significantly in 2018 when it became home to one of the world’s most sophisticated microgrids. The advanced microgrid operates as a learning lab for the 100,000-plus visitors expected at the Appleton, Wisc., preserve each … [Read more...]

How Microgrids Help Businesses Reach Cost, Resilience and Climate Goals

Microgrids provide businesses with a way to secure energy resilience, reduce costs and achieve climate goals. This excerpt from a new special report by Microgrid Knowledge and AlphaStruxure offers real world examples. Microgrids are the next logical step in the evolution of energy management for businesses. Many businesses are already … [Read more...]

PowerSecure Provides Engineering, Procurement & Construction for Butler Farms Microgrid Upgrade

A new farm microgrid in rural North Carolina is gaining traction as a model for future rural  microgrids. PowerSecure, a Southern Company subsidiary, engineered, procured and constructed the microgrid.  Power from pig manure may sound odd. But a Lillington, N.C. microgrid is showing how its done. In fact, the Butler Farms project is a … [Read more...]

Tough Summer for the Power Grid. But the Microgrids are Working

Severe heat and storms across the US this summer have strained the electric grid and caused extensive power outages. But the microgrids are working. Consider what happened on July 20 in northeast and north central Wisconsin when a thunderstorm knocked out power to 240,000 customers, leaving 50,000 with no power for two to three days. The … [Read more...]

Highly Sophisticated Microgrid Emerges from the Woods of Wisconsin

Moving the idea of the sophisticated microgrid beyond theory, Schneider Electric and Faith Technologies today unveiled a project at a Wisconsin nature preserve that is expected to demonstrate the growing ability of microgrids to multitask. The Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve in Appleton, Wisconsin is now home to a microgrid that manages five … [Read more...]

Proceedings

Hosted May 7-9 in Chicago by Microgrid Knowledge, Microgrid 2018: "Markets and Models for the Greater Good," offered deep insight into microgrid business opportunities, financing, regulation, policy and real-world uses of the technology. The near 400 attendees also had the opportunity to tour advanced microgrids and network extensively with … [Read more...]