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...]

Last Day Today — Jan. 31 — to Receive $350 Discount for Microgrid 2019

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Time is quickly running out to save $350 with the Microgrid 2019 registration discount. January 31 is the last chance to sign up for the May 14-16 event at the early bird rate.   Excitement is heightening about this year’s conference and its planners anticipate a large audience, among them leading distributed energy companies, utilities and … [Read more...]

The Rise of Microgrids and DERs: Out of Competition Came Innovation

What was the impetus for the rise of microgrids and distributed energy resources? What role did competition play? A new special report from Microgrid Knowledge and NRG Energy explores the industry's evolution. Here's a look inside the history of electric competition. Today's growth in distributed energy and microgrids goes back to the … [Read more...]

The Challenge of Quantifying the Benefits of Distributed Energy Resources

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A new special report from Microgrid Knowledge and NRG Energy explores trends in local energy and distributed energy resources. This chapter looks at the evolution of  incentives and today's challenge placing a monetary value on such microgrid benefits as reliability and resiliency. Government incentives have heavily shaped growth of … [Read more...]

DER Technology Comes of Age: Smart and Sophisticated

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A new special report from Microgrid Knowledge and NRG Energy explores trends in local energy and distributed energy resources (DERs). This excerpt takes a look at how market factors have led to the maturity of DER technology.  Distributed energy used to be simple. Put a generator in a building basement, or solar panels on a roof, and the job … [Read more...]

Do You Want to Present at Microgrid 2019? Deadline Approaching to Submit Your Idea

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Microgrid Knowledge is accepting ideas for presentations to be delivered at Microgrid 2019: Shaping the New Electric Grid, May 14-16 in San Diego. The proposals are due January 31 in what is expected to be a highly competitive application process -- last year's conference attracted three times more proposals than openings available. … [Read more...]

Energy Writing Services Now Offered by Microgrid Knowledge Parent via Merger with Real Energy Writers

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Microgrid Knowledge’s parent company, Energy Efficiency Markets (EEM), has launched a new energy writing services division via a merger with Real Energy Writers. Under the new ownership structure, Real Energy Writers becomes a division of EEM, expanding EEM’s custom energy writing services to all sectors of the power industry. The new … [Read more...]

What the Rise of Local Energy Means for Businesses, Institutions and Communities

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A new special report from Microgrid Knowledge and NRG Energy explores the rise of local energy and what it means for businesses, institutions and communities. This excerpt introduces the benefits of microgrids and distributed energy. Distributed energy resources (DERs) represent a departure from the conventional electric grid because of their … [Read more...]