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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...]

With new tax credits just a pen swipe away, what will change for microgrids?

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is now just a pen swipe away from becoming law following its approval Saturday by the US House. President Joe Biden said he expects to sign the $430 million bill into law this week, which the House approved 220 to 207 following a 51-50 approval by the Senate on Aug. 7.  By creating new tax credits and … [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...]

A less obvious way the climate bill will help microgrids

Microgrid costs are likely to fall due to the Inflation Reduction Act, but that’s only one factor that promises to drive up demand for microgrids, should the climate bill pass the House as expected. The second reason has to do with how the new law will accelerate the growth of renewable energy. Microgrids are increasingly viewed as a … [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...]

Ammonia joins hydrogen and biogas as a clean fuel in microgrids and ‘linear generators’

More and more alternative clean fuels are cropping up in microgrids to replace fossil fuel backup and boost resilience. For example, instead of adding fossil fuels to solar and storage — a common backup strategy — Sesame Solar added green hydrogen to the company’s mobile nanogrids. This is hydrogen produced using renewable energy. And … [Read more...]

Rapidly deployable solar microgrids for lower power applications

Mike Collom, director of strategic accounts for EnTech Solutions, explains why configurable, transportable, sustainable and resilient solar microgrids are a rapidly deployable solution that can provide clean power for numerous applications. When most people think of microgrids, they think of large-scale solutions that are developed to … [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...]

Concord Engineering executive: Industrial microgrid market booming

Michael Fischette, CEO of Concord Engineering, discusses the future of microgrids, including the growing adoption of the technology for industry, in an interview at Microgrid 2022 with Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge editor-in-chief. https://vimeo.com/722588865 Michael Fischette, CEO of Concord Engineering, sees nothing but good news for the … [Read more...]