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Not all microgrid controllers are created equal

Tim McDuffie, senior business development engineer at Smarter Grid Solutions, explains why different microgrid implementations require different controllers. When people think about microgrids, they often envision a microgrid in a box scenario where one or two energy sources such as a battery and solar panels are connected to a basic … [Read more...]

New Jersey military base to install microgrid as part of $140 million energy project

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL), an Air Force, Army and Navy base in New Jersey, is doubling down on its resilience efforts by incorporating a microgrid as part of a multifaceted, multiyear energy upgrade. The Defense Logistics Agency and JBMDL recently announced that it has awarded Ameresco a $92 million project to update … [Read more...]

Opening new doors globally for advanced controls: Q&A with PXiSE

Microgrid Knowledge recently sat down with PXiSE Energy Solutions COO Tim Allen to discuss how leveraging the resources of a large partner can help emerging software and technology companies move the needle on the transition to the future of distributed and clean energy. PXiSE was acquired by Yokogawa Electric, a multinational measurement, control … [Read more...]

What does your utility think of microgrids?

Businesses, communities and institutions often wonder how their electric utility will respond if they decide to put in a microgrid. The answer is an aggravating, “It depends.” Of the more than 3,000 utilities that provide electric power in the US, some embrace microgrids and some don’t. Those that do, use various business models. Allan … [Read more...]

Microgrids, microgrids, microgrids: A holistic overview

Juan Matson, senior sales manager, Gas Power Systems North America at Rolls Royce, explores how microgrid controllers can maximize the benefits of DERs. A key value proposition for microgrids is that they put into context the old and the new. Microgrids are a new way of looking at the old energy and power problems from quality, reliability, … [Read more...]

Cummins opens new microgrid test lab

Cummins has announced the launch of a new microgrid test lab that will allow the company’s engineers and technical partners to assess and optimize the performance of complex microgrid systems. Located at the Cummins Power Generation facility in Fridley, Minnesota, the 20,000 square foot Cummins Power Integration Center (PIC) cost more than $5 … [Read more...]

How to implement healthcare microgrids in California

A new white paper from the Hospital Building Safety Board - Energy Conservation and Management Committee explores how healthcare microgrids can help California hospitals address the challenges of climate change and better utilize renewable energy resources. As California hospitals face ongoing challenges stemming from public safety power … [Read more...]

Eight changes (all good) that microgrid insiders see emerging from the Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which became law August 16 with President Joe Biden's signature,  is expected to significantly cut costs for microgrids by creating new tax credits and extending existing ones for technologies used within microgrids, such as solar, storage and microgrid controllers But what else will the $430 billion law … [Read more...]

5 reasons to worry about the state of the grid: NERC report

For those wondering why microgrid use is growing, a new report on the state of the grid by the North American Energy Reliability Corp. (NERC) might offer some insight. The report, “2022 State of Reliability,” doesn’t talk about microgrids, but it does describe grid vulnerabilities that are jeopardizing electric reliability. Concern about the … [Read more...]

Piller Power executive: Reliability drives microgrid adoption in new sectors

In an interview with Elisa Wood during Microgrid 2022, Dean Richards, president and CEO of Piller Power Systems, explains why microgrids and the reliability they provide are becoming increasingly important to a growing number of industries. https://vimeo.com/722618394 Energy independence is one of the primary reasons that a growing number of … [Read more...]