Microgrid 2019 Sets Participation Record. HG Chissell Returns as Master of Ceremonies

Just six weeks away, this year's annual microgrid conference -- Microgrid 2019: Shaping the New Electric Grid -- has set a new record for company participation. Now in its fourth year, the gathering of industry thought leaders, has attracted unprecedented support, a waiting list of speakers and presenters and its greatest number of … [Read more...]

Military Microgrids Featured at Microgrid 2019 in San Diego, May 14-16

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Microgrid 2019 will highlight the US armed forces’ growing use of military microgrids as a means to improve energy resilience, strengthen cybersecurity, and green its facilities. The largest consumer of energy in the world, the US military strongly influences development, price and adoption of electric technologies. Fortunately for the … [Read more...]

Finalists Named for Microgrid Greater Good Awards

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Twenty-four finalists are now in the running for the Microgrid Greater Good Awards for 2019. Listed below, the finalists are among more than 100 projects nominated from throughout the world. The final winners will be announced at Microgrid 2019: Shaping the New Electric Grid, May 14-16 in San Diego, Calif Three awards will be given: … [Read more...]

Energy-as-a-Service Microgrids in the Real World

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Energy leaders like Schneider Electric  and Dynamic Energy Networks are partnering to make microgrids more feasible. This final selection from a new special report from Microgrid Knowledge and Schneider Electric offers real-world examples of energy-as-a-service microgrids. Two significant players in the microgrid space — Schneider Electric … [Read more...]

Last Day to Apply to Speak on Microgrid 2019’s Main Stage

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Microgrid Knowledge is now accepting applications for speakers, moderators and panelists to appear on the main stage at Microgrid 2019: Shaping the New Electric Grid. The Call for Speakers, posted on the Microgrid 2019 site, seeks executive level speakers with expertise in projects, policy, markets, financing and technology related to … [Read more...]

Understanding the Energy-as-a-Service Model for Microgrids

Almost 25 percent of microgrids today use the Energy-as-a-Service Model, also know as EaaS. In this selection from a new special report from Microgrid Knowledge and Schneider Electric, we break down this new model that aims to make it easier to develop and operate microgrids. Although introduced only a few years ago, the energy-as-a-service … [Read more...]

Securing Microgrid Benefits without the Risk

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Fear of risk deters companies, institutions and communities from pursuing microgrids. In this excerpt from a new special report from Microgrid Knowledge and Schneider Electric we examine how the EaaS model secures microgrid benefits without the inherent financial, developmental and ownership risk.  It’s clear that microgrids need an ‘easy … [Read more...]

Microgrid Drivers and Obstructions: What’s Moving the Dial on the Market?

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A new special report from Microgrid Knowledge and Schneider Electric outlines the energy-as-a-service (EaaS) model that simplifies microgrid development and ownership for organizations.  This excerpt explores microgrid drivers, as well as the biggest challenges and obstructions to microgrids.  Several compelling arguments exist to install a … [Read more...]

Microgrids and Distributed Energy: How Customers Can Get Full Value

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How can energy customers get the full value from their microgrids and distributed energy resources? One approach is asset-backed demand response, explained in this final excerpt from a new special report by Microgrid Knowledge and NRG Energy  A push-and-pull between government energy policy and technological evolution helped promote today’s … [Read more...]

Four Megatrends Changing Energy Decision-making & Opening the Door to Microgrids

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A new special report from Microgrid Knowledge and Schneider Electric  outlines the energy-as-a-service (EaaS) model and explains how it simplifies development and ownership of microgrids. This chapter focuses on trends that led to the rise of microgrids.  Until recently, the electric power industry saw little in the way of major innovation. … [Read more...]