In high price environment, ‘wishful thinking’ isn’t a winning energy strategy for businesses

Amin Najjar, president and CEO, facilities and building services, at Veolia North America outlines a multistep strategy to maintaining rational energy costs during times of high prices. After years of consistently low prices for natural gas that help set the price of electricity, it’s easy to understand why a business might have become … [Read more...]

Ameresco executive discusses inflation, the military and the future of microgrids

Britta MacIntosh, senior vice president of Western Region and London Operations for Ameresco, sat down with Microgrid Knowledge during Microgrid 2022 to discuss how global trends like inflation are impacting microgrids. https://vimeo.com/722591137 Now is the perfect time for the world to take advantage of the many benefits offered by microgrids, … [Read more...]

The importance of modeling for distributed energy success

Jacob Feutz, program manager, distributed energy solutions at EnTech Solutions, explains how modeling can ensure that your energy project starts off on solid footing. Modeling is key to the success of a distributed energy system. Why? Consider the following: According to the US Energy Information Administration, there are nearly 3,000 … [Read more...]

Empowering the individual to make a collective difference

Mark Feasel, president of smart grid North America at Schneider Electric, explains why sustainability efforts must empower individuals and local communities to make their own energy choices -- including the integration of distributed energy resources and microgrids. The adage “think globally, act locally” was coined in 1915 by Scottish … [Read more...]

Renewable fuels: The bridge between now and net zero

Darren Tasker, vice president of industrial sales at Volvo Penta of the Americas, discusses renewable fuels as a resilient and sustainable solution for backup power generation systems, helping to bridge the gap between now and net-zero emissions. Energy and climate challenges plague the globe. Electrical grids manage more complexities as … [Read more...]

Tier 4 Final Diesel Engines: Debunking Myths and Setting the Record Straight

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) most recent regulations on clean air standards, known at Tier 4 Final, require significant reductions in nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter over previous tiers, which impacts microgrid operators and others that use diesel generators for standby power. A new white paper from Volvo Penta debunks … [Read more...]

Linear Generators Fill Key Commercial and Utility Resource Gaps

Companies are looking to reduce their carbon footprint by integrating renewables into their distributed energy mix, which is driving the fuel-based distributed generation market to provide more flexible and dispatchable solutions. A new white paper from Mainspring Energy explores how linear generators can provide those flexible solutions for … [Read more...]

Schools and Universities Save Money with Microgrids

A new white paper from Mesa Solutions explores how a microgrid can save schools and universities money by reducing downtime costs, energy costs and environmental costs. According to Mesa Solutions, "When it comes to why schools are a particularly good place for saving money with microgrids, it’s important to take the path of stone-cold … [Read more...]

How to Achieve Energy Resiliency with Renewable Fuels: Webinar

In an effort to meet their net zero emissions goals, many companies and large energy users are working to develop new carbon reduction strategies. This is driving demand for diversified clean energy fuel sources such as renewable diesel and other renewable fuels. So how do you navigate the transition from traditional fuel sources to a new … [Read more...]

How AI Makes Microgrids More Predictable, Cost Effective and Resilient

A new white paper from Veritone explores how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in the planning, deployment and operation of microgrids. According to the paper, "power consumers increasingly rely on microgrids for greater energy reliability, cost savings and to reduce carbon emissions. Microgrids act as decentralized power resources … [Read more...]