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How to Create a Cybersecure Microgrid and Protect the Macrogrid Too

This is the fourth article in a Microgrid Knowledge series that explores why we need to focus on microgrid cybersecurity and how to create a cybersecure microgrid while also protecting the macrogrid.  Cybersecurity should be a prime consideration at the outset of microgrid design. If a microgrid is being installed for resilience, it doesn’t … [Read more...]

Where’s the Resilience? California’s Climate Strategy Found Lacking

The current draft of the California Climate Adaptation Strategy fails to mention power outages and doesn’t suggest distributed energy resources (DER) and microgrids as resilience measures, say several stakeholders. The draft aims to accelerate climate adaptation movement in the state and identify how state agency measures can fit together to … [Read more...]

The Future of Grids, Micro and Macro?

Microgrids and the macrogrid are evolving because of their interplay and the growing use of renewables, analytics, and intelligent software. What will this mean to energy delivery in the future? What kind of new services can we expect? In this panel discussion, innovators from Dynamic Grid, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Grid Strategies, … [Read more...]

Three Microgrid Myths Debunked

Sean McEvoy, senior vice president of energy at Veritone, debunks three common microgrid myths around cost, value and predictability. Microgrids deliver many benefits to utilities, independent power producers and power consumers. They can incorporate distributed renewable generation, distributed energy systems (DES), EVs and demand response. … [Read more...]

The Future of Grids, Micro and Macro

Microgrids and the macrogrid are evolving because of their interplay and the growing use of renewables, analytics and intelligent software. What will this mean to energy delivery in the future? What kind of new services can we expect? In this panel discussion, innovators debate how the grid will transform over the next decade. Moderator: … [Read more...]

Community Microgrids Create an ‘Oasis’ or Refuge for Residents During Extreme Events

Microgrid use has been on the rise for decades among commercial energy users, as well as universities, military bases, public facilities and more. These efforts have served to cut down on electrical power costs, ramped up decarbonization efforts and increased power reliability and quality. That's according to a new report from Hoffman Power … [Read more...]

Nanogrids: A New Opportunity for the Solar Industry & its Customers

We explore the opportunities nanogrids provide for the solar installers in a new special report series brought to you by Microgrid Knowledge and Instant ON. The first article defines nanogrids, explains how they're installed, why they're prices have fallen and how they derive value. What exactly are nanogrids? Think of a microgrid, but:  … [Read more...]

New York Nixes Microgrid in Favor of Solar Power Project

New York State has abandoned plans for a combined heat and power microgrid at the state capital and instead will build a solar project in Oneida County, about 90 miles west of Albany. The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the Office of General Services (OGS) on September 19 said they would jointly develop the solar project on state-owned … [Read more...]

District of Columbia Considers New Regulated Entity: The Microgrid Operator

A report released late last week for the nation’s capital calls for a new regulated entity known as a microgrid operator, part of the city’s far-reaching effort to modernize its electric grid. The 433-page report came out of a multi-year effort launched in June 2015 by the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia. The effort was … [Read more...]

Top Three Things to Consider When Planning a Microgrid

POWER Engineers' Greg Clark, highlights three crucial elements to consider for microgrid planning and early development, including environmental considerations, regulatory issues and technical feasibility.  You’ve decided a microgrid may be a viable solution to meet your needs, and suddenly, there’s a litany of questions to answer. Even … [Read more...]