Doing Good with Microgrids in Africa and India

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EnSync Energy offers microgrids in East Africa Serving a growing need for microgrids in East Africa, EnSync Energy Systems has brought to the market a stand-alone system. Its first solar and battery storage project is located in an area with no utility or supporting infrastructure. The  microgrid will provide energy for a community that … [Read more...]

Latest Microgrid News about Wave Energy, Resilience, JLM Energy and Ideal Power

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European wave energy microgrid takes next step Last March the European Marine Energy Center (EMEC) issued a solicitation seeking a simulated microgrid solution to help test small scale wave and tidal energy converters in Scotland’s Orkney Islands. Now Swedish marine energy developer CorPower Ocean has successfully installed its new half-scale … [Read more...]

Do You Want to Speak at Microgrid 2018? Let Us Know Before Jan. 31

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The deadline is fast approaching -- January 31 -- to let us know if you want to speak, present, or participate in panel discussions at Microgrid Knowledge's third conference, “Microgrid 2018: Markets and Models for the Greater Good." An industry leaders gathering, the conference is planned for May 7-9 in Chicago. If you'd like to speak, please … [Read more...]

First Cybersecure Microgrid Controller Installed by Midwestern Utility

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This is the sixth and final article in a Microgrid Knowledge series. This post explores what is being described as the first utility-owned microgrid to include an advanced cybersecure microgrid controller.  A 1.475-MW test project is being described by a Midwestern utility and a key partner as one of the most technologically advanced … [Read more...]

Microgrid Cybersecurity: Fighting Asymmetrical Warfare

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A threat recognized by utility executives at the highest level, cyberattacks are a new form of terrorism and asymmetrical warfare, as explained in this fifth article from a Microgrid Knowledge series on microgrid cybersecurity.  It’s common to find seeds of advanced technology within work by the military. Microgrid cybersecurity is no … [Read more...]

How to Create a Cybersecure Microgrid and Protect the Macrogrid Too

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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...]

Schneider, Planet Ark Power Win Grant for Renewable Microgrid in South Australia

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Australian-based Planet Ark Power and multinational partner Schneider Electric have won a $1.95 million grant towards a $13.9 million renewable microgrid at a major distribution center in South Australia's capital city Adelaide. The project includes a microgrid management system governing 5.7 MW of solar photovoltaics and 2.9 MWh of battery … [Read more...]

Air Force to Build a Renewable Energy Microgrid on Remote Wake Island

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Looking to conserve fuel costs and boost energy reliability, the U.S. Air Force has awarded a contract to build a renewable energy microgrid on its Wake Island base in the North Pacific Ocean. Project partner Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) will design, engineer, and construct the microgrid, which includes a 740 kW DC ground mounted … [Read more...]

H.G. Chissell to Serve as Master of Ceremonies for Microgrid 2018

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Microgrid Knowledge announced today that H.G. Chissell, founder and CEO of Advanced Energy Group, will serve as master of ceremonies for Microgrid 2018 to be held May 7-9 in Chicago. “Microgrid 2018: Markets and Models for the Greater Good” follows the highly successful Microgrid 2017, which attracted more than 460 microgrid companies and … [Read more...]

Microgrid Knowledge Announces Microgrid 2018, May 7-9 in Chicago

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With Microgrid 2017 sold out, Microgrid Knowledge today announced that registration is now open for its next conference, Microgrid 2018 to be held May 7-9 in Chicago. “Microgrid 2018: Markets and Models for the Greater Good” will explore the essential need for microgrids in today’s electricity-dependent society. Word of the next event came as … [Read more...]