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NY Prize Microgrids Show Strong Return; Industry Growth Beats Forecast

Top NY Prize microgrids show promise of a strong internal rate of return (IRR), according to data released at the Microgrid Knowledge conference in New York last week. The New York State Energy & Research Development Authority is conducting an in-depth analysis of feasibility studies submitted in the first stage of the $40 million … [Read more...]

Hey, Microgrid Knowledge Readers. We’re Telling You about this before Anyone Else…  

The microgrid market is changing fast. Where will it go and what it will it become? If you’d like to help direct its course, join us in Manhattan May 19, 2016 for the first Microgrid Knowledge conference. We’ll be releasing more details in the coming weeks. But here are a few important things to know about “New York and Beyond: Advancing … [Read more...]

Events that Shaped the Microgrid Industry in 2014

Here’s a look at events that shaped the microgrid industry in 2014, a pivotal year for the growing sector. The timeline is made up of articles from MicrogridKnowledge.com and EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com. They show microgrids advancing from planning to action; from a prospect to a trending technology. States crafted polices and offered … [Read more...]

New York and Puerto Rico Propose $1B for Microgrids in Post-Maria Rebuild

Officials from New York and Puerto Rico yesterday urged Congress to approve more than $1 billion for microgrids as part of a $94.4 billion package they are proposing to rebuild the island. Announced by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, the plan comes as more than 30 percent of the island remains without power … [Read more...]

Learning From Successful Real World Healthcare Microgrids

This is the sixth and final article in a series that looks at how healthcare microgrids open the door to more reliable, clean, lower cost energy in hospitals, and more resilient communities.  When a storm knocks out your neighborhood power, you can hunker down and ride out the loss without too much stress. You can also borrow some ‘bread and … [Read more...]

Microgrids for Social Justice

Hitachi’s Alex Rakow and Erica Hauver explain why microgrids must become more embedded in social policy and public infrastructure planning. To many readers, Evan Osnos’ article, “Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich” in last month’s issue of The New Yorker may seem extreme.  America’s wealthy elite preparing for armageddon scenarios with … [Read more...]

Indiana Tackles Microgrid Cybersecurity & Other News from S&C, CleanSpark…

Duke funds microgrid cybersecurity project Indiana's Battery Innovation Center (BIC) is tackling microgrid cybersecurity in an effort supported by Duke Energy and the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC). Duke Energy contributed $500,000 to the BIC to purchase hardware, security protocols, and other control security … [Read more...]

New York City Seeks Developer for District Energy Microgrid

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is seeking proposals for a district energy microgrid for 28 buildings with 6,300 people on 39 acres in Brooklyn. The microgrid will deliver heat, steam and electricity to part of the Red Hook neighborhood, which was pummeled during SuperStorm Sandy and lost eight steam plants. Called the Red Hook … [Read more...]

Assessing Grid Transformation in the US

In this week's Industry Perspectives, Gary Rackliffe, Vice President of Smart Grids for ABB provides insights on state of grid transformation in the United States. Since 2003, the GridWise Alliance’s vital voice has represented the diverse stakeholders that design, build and operate the electric grid, and has been at the forefront of … [Read more...]

Transportable Microgrids for the Military and Other Quick Microgrid News

The National  Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) reports that is researching a transportable microgrid  with the help of other federal labs, the military, Tesla, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory and Distributed Utility Associates. This transportable microgrid, which includes energy storage, is being designed for use at military bases. The goal is to … [Read more...]