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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...]

If microgrids are the future, how can we future-proof microgrids?

Eric Dupont, chief development officer at PowerSecure, explains how working with a microgrid+ developer can ensure microgrids are future-proof. Over the last few years, microgrid deployments have increased throughout the world. As more and more companies commit to reaching ESG goals and boosting resiliency, we should expect this trend in … [Read more...]

2G Energy executive: Microgrids bring resilience and certainty in uncertain times

Kurt West, vice president of business development at 2G Energy, explains how microgrids bring resilience and certainty in uncertain times during an interview at Microgrid 2022 with Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge editor-in-chief. https://vimeo.com/722618571 In times of uncertainty, microgrids can give customers control, according to Kurt West, … [Read more...]

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...]

Lima Company executive: Economic trends will drive microgrid policy change

In an interview with Microgrid Knowledge's Editor-in-Chief Elisa Wood, Jason Kaplan, vice president for energy services at Lima Company, explains how macroeconomic trends like inflation and rising energy prices will drive microgrid policy changes and present a real opportunity for the microgrid industry. https://vimeo.com/722585126 From inflation … [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...]

How a microgrid saved Pittsburgh International Airport $1 million

One year ago, Pittsburgh International Airport became the first airport in the nation to get all of its power from a solar and natural gas microgrid. Today, it’s got 1 million extra dollars to show for it. In an interview with Microgrid Knowledge last week, Tom Woodrow, the airport's senior vice president for engineering and intelligent … [Read more...]

District of Columbia seeks microgrid developer for medical and communications facilities

The District of Columbia is seeking a microgrid developer, owner and operator for a 4-MW project that will serve critical facilities in a mixed-use development known as the St. Elizabeths East campus.  FEMA awarded the project $20 million in April, making it the first microgrid in the country to receive funding under the Building Resilient … [Read more...]

California microgrid developers gain important interconnection certainty: ‘a big step’

Distributed energy resource (DER) and microgrid developers in California and across the country want certainty about their options for — and chances of — interconnecting to the grid. For years, they’ve struggled with uncertainty that leads to increased costs and causes delays. The developers have had to put their solar projects through an … [Read more...]

Enchanted Rock’s reciprocating engine secures CARB DG certification

Texas-based microgrid developer Enchanted Rock said its reciprocating engine has become the first such engine to meet the strict emissions standards under the California Air Resources Board Distributed Generation (CARB DG) certification. Most CARB DG certified technologies are microturbines and fuel cells, while Enchanted Rock's application … [Read more...]