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...]

Nominations Due Jan. 7 for the “Microgrids for the Greater Good” Awards

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Nominations are due January 7 for the "Microgrids for the Greater Good" awards, which will be presented at Microgrid 2019. The competition seeks microgrids that offer a clear benefit to the broader society and demonstrate a replicable model. Applications will be considered for microgrids operating in any part of the world.  Anyone may … [Read more...]

Important Upcoming Microgrid 2019 Deadlines

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The Microgrid 2019 team urges those who plan to attend the May 14-16 conference to mark their calendars for three upcoming deadlines pertaining to discounts, special awards, and presentations. Geared toward the thought leaders who are driving grid decentralization, the three-day conference offers a chance to capture new business … [Read more...]

Limited Time, $350 Discount for Microgrid 2019 Early Bird Registration

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Register for Microgrid 2019 now and receive a limited-time $350 discount for the May 14-16 conference in San Diego, California. "Microgrid 2019: Shaping the New Electric Grid" follows Microgrid Knowledge’s highly successful conferences in New York City, Boston and Chicago, all part of the online publication’s mission to advance … [Read more...]

Big Bid Theory Interviews Elisa Wood about Energy Efficiency, Microgrids, Nanogrids and Virtual Power Plants

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The Big Bid Theory this week interviewed Elisa Wood, editor-in-chief of Microgrid Knowledge, about energy efficiency, microgrids, nanogrids and virtual power plants. Now in its fourth season, The Big Bid Theory podcast is produced in Austin, Texas, and focuses on technology and other topics for a national audience of business and government … [Read more...]