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Lessons from Microgrids for the COVID-19 Crisis

Trevor Gionet and Kay Aikin of Introspective Systems explain how flattening the COVID-19 curve is much like managing the grid with microgrids and demand response. There are parallels between COVID-19 responses and the management of the electrical grid of the future. Concepts like “flattening the curve” and” self-quarantine” are concepts not … [Read more...]

Transactive Energy and Blockchain: Can Technology Tackle Our Big Challenges?

The business world is smitten with blockchain, with energy no exception. Blockchain can solve some challenges posed by distributed energy and transactive energy pricing, but it is just a start. Kay Aikin, CEO of Introspective Systems explains. It’s easy to understand why blockchain is hot -- this technology offers a new approach to … [Read more...]

Toward Market-based Microgrid Control Systems: Inside Brunswick Landing

Kay Aikin of Introspective Systems describes the value of market-based microgrid control systems, as applied to an innovative project under development in Maine. The largest machine on earth is often said to be our electrical grid. By the end of 2016 there were some 7,600 power plants greater than 1 MW and many smaller resources, as well as a … [Read more...]

What is Transactive Energy and Why is it Important to Microgrids?

The growing emphasis on using microgrids to generate revenue is leading to increased discussion of transactive energy, a concept described in a new paper by Monash University researchers and featured at the recent Microgrid Knowledge Virtual Conference. The Monash paper, "Transactive Energy Market for Energy Management in Microgrids: The … [Read more...]

How Microgrids Make Money: A Tutorial on Ways Microgrids Earn Their Keep

This presentation provides a tutorial on ancillary services, demand response, transactive energy and other ways microgrids earn their keep. Presentations and Discussion Moderator: Brian Curtis (Concentric Power) CEO Kay Aikin (Introspective Systems) CEO and Co-founder Doug Sansom (NRG Energy) Director, National Accounts and Wholesale … [Read more...]

Today at the Microgrid Knowledge Virtual Conference: How Microgrids Reduce Costs, Cut Carbon and Ensure Power Supply in Tough Times & Places

Join us for a look at “How Microgrids Reduce Costs, Cut Carbon and Ensure Power Supply in Tough Times and Places” on the third day of the Microgrid Knowledge Virtual Conference. With presentations from leading microgrid experts, today features six sessions. 10 am EDT: Navigating Dual Disasters: What are the Next Steps for California as it … [Read more...]

Microgrids Made Easier — and Smarter — with Software that uses Artificial Intelligence

Good things don't always come easily. Microgrids are no exception. "The process of developing microgrids can be costly. It begins with a feasibility study reaching hundreds of thousands of dollars, even before any design, procurement and installation," said Kay Aikin, CEO of US-based Introspective Systems."Moreover, those feasibility studies … [Read more...]

Microgrid 2019 Proceedings

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...]

Microgrid 2019 Update: Applications Now Being Accepted for the Microgrid Financing Connection

Project developers are in search of microgrid financing; financiers are in search of investment-grade projects. Microgrid 2019 offers a platform to bring the two together in year two of the Microgrid Financing Connection. Launched last year at Microgrid 2018 in Chicago, the popular match-making program is being continued for Microgrid 2019, … [Read more...]