Bloom Energy Explores Hydrogen as 100% Renewable Option for Fuel Cell Technology

Asim Hussain, vice president of commercial strategy and customer experience at Bloom Energy, took time out during Microgrid 2020 Global to chat with Elisa Wood, editor-in-chief of Microgrid Knowledge. They discussed Bloom Energy, the evolution of the company, the technology, and special ways that this company — and microgrids — are serving society … [Read more...]

Innovative Energy Bank to be Deployed in French Towns

CIAC-IT, Networked Energy Services Corp. (NES), and their partners are set to deploy the VERTPOM Energy Bank for the towns of Péronne and Saint-Quentin in France. The solution aims to create a balance between energy production and consumption. CIAC-IT, a French software solutions provider, and NES, a global provider of smart grid … [Read more...]

Energy Resilience Top of Mind for Microgrid Customers in the New Year

Chris Cummiskey, chief commercial and customer solutions officer at the Southern Company, sits down virtually with Sarah Rubenoff, special projects editor at Microgrid Knowledge, to discuss the growing value of energy resiliency in a world increasingly wracked by the results of climate change — and what this means for the microgrid industry going … [Read more...]

Energy Industry Players Moving out of their Swim Lanes

New business models — such as utility use of mobile batteries for peak demand — are now emerging, along with new and needed distributed energy resource (DER) integration models, according to two new reports from Deloitte. Markets aren’t providing enough compensation for distributed energy resources (DER) which is blocking their expansion on the … [Read more...]

Rolls-Royce’s MTU Making Waves in Microgrid Development, Power Generation

Kevin Normandeau, publisher of Microgrid Knowledge, took a few minutes at Microgrid 2020 Global to learn more about MTU. Normandeau interviewed Cordelia Thielitz, vice president of microgrid solutions at Rolls-Royce, about optimizing energy, providing reliable energy in a "green fashion," and MTU's position in the microgrid space. MTU is … [Read more...]

Navy Grant Funds Energy Resilience Project

Could a more reliable, resilient power system result from a project funded by the US Navy Office of Naval Research? Researchers at Stony Brook University, together with the University of Massachusetts Lowell, hope to make that a reality. Another goal is to improve energy generation efficiency, system operation, and storage in microgrids, including … [Read more...]

Cummins Energy Leader Describes a Need for Clean Energy Worldwide

Lisa Cohn, managing editor at Microgrid Knowledge, took a virtual seat with Ann-Kristin de Verdier, executive director of the energy management segment of Cummins, during Microgrid 2020 Global. Cohn and de Verdier discussed current trends and opportunities in the energy and microgrid market, including growth in renewables and drivers for … [Read more...]

Microgrids as the Future of Resilience for Mission Critical Internet and Cloud Data

Power failures make headlines as wildfires and hurricanes occur with increasing frequency. But the cascading consequences and economic impact of internet disruption often seem to go unnoticed. Data and internet resilience is symbiotic with energy in the Digital Age, and bringing the two together into a microgrid does much to enhance its value … [Read more...]

EDF Renewables to Install “Crown Jewel” of San Diego Port’s Climate Plan: A Microgrid

The Port of San Diego, one of a growing number of large infrastructure projects incorporating microgrids, has taken the next big step in its climate plan by awarding a $2.7 million microgrid installation contract to EDF Renewables Distribution Systems. “We are excited. We’re in a race to be the first microgrid at a port in the US,” said … [Read more...]

Abengoa to Build Microgrid with Vanadium Flow Batteries at South African Mine

Bushveld Energy, a vanadium energy storage solutions provider, has selected Abengoa to construct Africa's first megawatt scale hybrid microgrid with flow batteries for the Vametco mine in South Africa. Abengoa, a Spanish multinational company in the infrastructure, energy and water sectors, will engineer, supply and construct a 3.5 MW solar … [Read more...]