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Is California Better Prepared for the 2020 Wildfire Season?

A mix of dry conditions and strong winds are conspiring to make this year’s wildfire season in California especially threatening, and utilities and regulators are working to rapidly implement new resilience programs and ready microgrids to mitigate fire risk and prevent prolonged outages. The first few months of the year saw record low … [Read more...]

Preparing for the Covid-19 Impact on Universities: Microgrids for Resilience, Cost Savings & Sustainability

Bill Kipnis, of the Siemens Building Performance & Sustainability Division, explores how university microgrids can ramp up resilience, cost savings and sustainability — all crucially important in navigating the COVID-19 impact on these institutions.  I recently moderated a higher education panel at Microgrid Knowledge’s Virtual Microgrid … [Read more...]

New York Grid Operator Prepares for DERs & Storage as Part of Sweeping Change

The New York Independent System Operator’s (NYISO) top priority is preparing for sweeping changes to the state’s grid, including a sharp increase in distributed energy resources (DERs) and energy storage, according to the grid operator. “New York State policies set forth the most aggressive clean energy mandates in America,” NYISO CEO … [Read more...]

Preparing the Next Generation: Microgrids as an Energy and Educational Resource for Universities

Review examples of how university microgrids are utilized as an energy and educational resource for today's universities, as well as preparing the next generation for the future of energy and climate change. Preparing the Next Generation: Microgrids as an Energy and Educational Resource for Universities Moderator: Bill Kipnis (Siemens … [Read more...]

Rapid Microgrid Deployments for Emergency Preparedness: Powering Field Hospitals for COVID-19 and Beyond

Bloom Energy is working quickly to launch microgrid deployments and solutions to power existing and temporary hospitals while they care for COVID-19 patients.  Makeshift medical facilities known as field hospitals are popping up one by one across the nation, giving purpose to now-vacant convention centers, parks, arenas, and sometimes even empty … [Read more...]

More Power Outages in California? No Big Deal for Fremont Fire Department

Utilities in California are pre-emptively turning off transmission lines that could spark wildfires, but residents of Fremont can sleep a little more soundly knowing that the city’s microgrids will be there. About two years ago, Fremont installed microgrids at three of its fire stations. At the time, the city was interested in getting clean … [Read more...]

Exploring the Power of EPA Tier 4 Final Stationary Engines for On-Site Power Generation

There are many reasons why enterprises and organizations choose to install stationary engines at their facilities for on-site power. For example, they may use the generators for standby power, base-load power or built-in redundancy for critical assets. Stationary engines collectively have had an impact on air quality and public health. So … [Read more...]

Maximizing the Value of On-Site Power Generation with EPA Tier 4 Final Stationary Engines

Whether for standby power, base-load power generation or built-in redundancy for critical assets, many organizations install stationary engines at their facilities so they may generate their own power. Because these stationary engines are relatively commonplace, they collectively have an impact on air quality and public health, so the Environmental … [Read more...]

New Jersey Prepares for Second Round of Microgrid Funding

New Jersey expects to begin accepting applications in November for its second round of microgrid funding, part of a program that already has 13 towns studying the feasibility of microgrids. As a precursor, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities plans to seek comments next month on a draft proposal for the second round of the New Jersey … [Read more...]

NYPA Issues Energy Storage RFI; Separately, NYSERDA Initiates First Stage of $400M Program

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is seeking expressions of interest (RFI) from companies that want to develop energy storage projects. Separately, another state agency, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) took its first step this week in a $400 million program that aims to grow an energy storage market in the … [Read more...]