Would You Like to Speak at Microgrid 2018? Submit Your Proposal Here

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Microgrid Knowledge is now accepting proposals from those who would like to speak, present, or participate in a panel discussion at Microgrid 2018, a gathering of microgrid industry leaders and their customers that is planned for May 7-9 in Chicago. The Chicago event follows the highly successful Microgrid 2017, which drew more than 450 people, … [Read more...]

LO3 Blockchain to Connect Microgrids to European Wholesale Power Market

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LO3 Energy and European electricity exchange EPEX Spot are joining to develop peer-to-peer, blockchain energy trading and transaction systems to link microgrids with the European wholesale power market. Staging an international launch event in Paris this week, EPEX Spot and New York-based LO3 Energy signed a memorandum of understanding to … [Read more...]

How Microgrids-as-a-Service Could Lead to a Surge in Microgrid Use

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  Mark Feasel, vice president of Schneider Electric’s electric utility segment and smart grid business in the U.S., explains how microgrids-as-a-service could lead to a surge in microgrid use. Elisa Wood, editor-in-chief of Microgrid Knowledge, interviews Feasel at Microgrid 2017. The thought of researching, funding and installing a … [Read more...]

Puerto Rico – Pioneer in Microgrids

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Mahesh Bhave, of BHAVE Power Systems, says that the entire world stands to benefit as Puerto Rico gives full policy attention to microgrids and confronts fundamental questions about electricity policy. The Puerto Rico Energy Commission deserves praise for raising the right and important questions about the future of electricity on the … [Read more...]

Watch New York in 2018 for Movement on Energy Storage

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Look to New York next year for release of an energy storage roadmap by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and an energy storage goal set by state regulators. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an energy storage bill (A6571) in late November, following its passage by the Senate in June and earlier by the Assembly. The … [Read more...]

New York and Puerto Rico Propose $1B for Microgrids in Post-Maria Rebuild

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Officials from New York and Puerto Rico yesterday urged Congress to approve more than $1 billion for microgrids as part of a $94.4 billion package they are proposing to rebuild the island. Announced by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, the plan comes as more than 30 percent of the island remains without power … [Read more...]

Why Maine Lawmakers Should Support Pending Microgrid Legislation

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The Acadia Center's Kathleen Meil describes recent power outages in Maine that underscore the need for energy resiliency. She explains how pending microgrid legislation can help. Of the many economic, energy, and environmental benefits of a clean, modernized community energy system, one might stand out for electric customers across the … [Read more...]

Zibelman Sees Australia Becoming World Leader in Distributed Grid Technology

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Audrey Zibelman, CEO of the Australian Energy Market Operator and former chair of the New York Public Service Commission, talks to Giles Parkinson of RenewEconomy about the rise of distributed energy and Australia's leadership role in the transition. Australian Energy Market Operator CEO Audrey Zibelman says Australia will be a world leader … [Read more...]

How Can Cybersecure Microgrids Help During Cyberattacks on the Grid?

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Michael Kilpatrick, vice president of power systems solutions for S&C Electric, explains why we need cybersecure microgrids. Kilpatrick spoke with Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge chief editor, at Microgrid 2017 in Boston. We have good reason to worry about a cyberattack on the electric grid; the threat is not "overblown," Kilpatrick said … [Read more...]

Wind-powered Community Microgrids Heat “Boxes of Bricks” in Alaska Homes

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Wind-powered community microgrids are providing both electricity and heat to four small rural communities in Alaska, cutting residents’ fuel bills and reducing dependence on diesel fuel. What makes the project viable is its focus on community needs beyond just electricity, said Dennis Meiners, principal of Anchorage-based Intelligent Energy … [Read more...]