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Streamlining Microgrid Development with Model-Based Engineering

In the fifth article of this special report series brought to you by Microgrid Knowledge and Typhoon HIL, we're looking at how Hardware in the Loop (HIL) and model-based engineering (MBE) can streamline development of microgrids. The current approach to microgrid development tends to be disconnected, with various teams taking responsibility … [Read more...]

How Hardware in the Loop Tests the Functionality of Microgrid Controllers

In the fourth article of this special report series brought to you by Microgrid Knowledge and Typhoon HIL, we're looking at how Hardware in the Loop (HIL), specifically controller Hardware in the Loop (C-HIL), is an ideal technique for testing the functionality of microgrid controllers. The IEEE’s 2030.8-2018 Standard for the Testing of … [Read more...]

Pros and Cons of Testing Methods to Validate Microgrid Designs

In the third article of this special report series brought to you by Microgrid Knowledge and Typhoon HIL, we look at various ways of testing microgrid designs and explain the value of hardware in the loop (HIL). Microgrid design and validation tests can be carried out with real power equipment in a lab environment, such as the National … [Read more...]

Not Just Solar, But Also Wind-Powered Microgrids

Wind-powered microgrids are relatively rare, but two companies -- CleanSpark and FlowGen — have inked a deal to change that. FlowGen, a wind turbine technology company based in Switzerland, has agreed to use CleanSpark's mPulse controls in all of its microgrid projects across the globe. CleanSpark was granted exclusive distribution rights … [Read more...]

Remote Generation Optimization with Microgrids Increases Efficiency

A new white paper from Go Electric explores how microgrids can help optimize remote generation for both efficiency and fuel savings. The paper presents a case study of the Go Electric GEM/ISM microgrid system. The author models a 1-MW remote site using three 350-MW generators, both with and without the GEM/ISM microgrid system. The author's goal is … [Read more...]

How to Validate a Microgrid Project

In a new special report series brought to you by Microgrid Knowledge and Typhoon HIL, we're exploring how Hardware in the Loop (HIL) can address the technical challenges that can impact the cost and scheduling of microgrid projects. In this second article in the series, we're looking at the importance of validating a microgrid before it's put into … [Read more...]

Hardware in the Loop: Addressing the Challenges of Microgrid Systems Integration

In a new special report series brought to you by Microgrid Knowledge and Typhoon HIL, we explore how hardware in the loop (HIL) testing and model-based engineering techniques provide an effective way to address the technical challenges that can impact the cost and scheduling of microgrid projects. This first article explores the evolving nature of … [Read more...]

Microgrids Open Doors to Future DER Opportunities

A new white paper from PXiSE Energy Solutions explores how microgrids can help utilities leverage diverse distributed energy resources (DER) to better serve their customers and reposition themselves in the energy supply value chain. Microgrids have been around since the days of Thomas Edison, and, according to the white paper, many of the … [Read more...]

Is It Time to Dust Off Your Microgrid Implementation Plan?

Emily LeJeune, manager-federal market, S&C Electric shares the five critical stages that should be included in every microgrid implementation plan. More microgrids are being used to support the electric grid each year because they are flexible solutions for a variety of energy challenges. Despite their growing prevalence, microgrids are … [Read more...]

Why Aren’t There More Microgrids?

Microgrids can improve energy reliability, help facilities achieve sustainability goals and lower their electricity costs. So why aren't there more microgrids? A panel of energy experts took on this question May 13 during the second day of Microgrid 2021. The panelists, from companies and organizations that develop, engineer and advocate … [Read more...]