Why You May Want to Seriously Consider a Microgrid for your Electric Vehicles

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To most of the world the electric vehicle (EV) revolution simply means using a plug rather than a fuel pump to keep a car running. But in truth it will require a significant overhaul of energy systems and infrastructure, one that’s likely to get businesses and even households considering microgrids. Andy Haun, senior vice president and chief … [Read more...]

A Smart Move by the Blue Lake Rancheria Microgrid during COVID-19

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With the economy in a holding pattern because of COVID-19, energy use is uncharacteristically low. A couple of weeks ago Blue Lake Rancheria began to worry that the low demand spelled trouble for its microgrid. However, the microgrid controller was thinking a step ahead of everybody. The Humboldt, California tribal facility installed the … [Read more...]

Less Risk, More Arbitrage Income for Microgrid Operators and Owners?

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Often, microgrid operators have the choice of either purchasing a fixed supply contract or playing in the market, but not both, said James McGinniss, CEO and co-founder, David Energy, a competitive retail electricity supplier. “Microgrid customers are often faced with a bad choice: They can take an indexed contract in order to capitalize on … [Read more...]

New Microgrid at Brooklyn Mall Supports Grid and Helps ConEd During Blackout

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A new microgrid serving Kings Plaza shopping mall in Brooklyn, N.Y. kept operating through a Consolidated Edison (ConEd) blackout last summer and helped the utility restart after the outage. The microgrid consisting of oil and gas fired engines was completed in May after the owners decided to convert a 12-MW stand-alone power system to a … [Read more...]

One-third of Businesses Willing to Pay Premium to Avert Weather-related Power Outages: Report

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Commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses are looking carefully at the financial impact of electrical outages and are increasingly seeking ways to mitigate the losses, according to a new report from S&C Electric. The 2020 State of Commercial & Industrial Power Reliability Report, based on a survey of 255 companies that achieve … [Read more...]

Smart Microgrid Planned for Northern Ireland’s Belfast Harbor

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A pioneering project will see Northern Ireland’s first smart microgrid emerge in the Greater Coleraine area, a $9.5 million project on Belfast Harbor, which will receive $3.04 million of funding from the UK’s Innovate scheme. The Girona project will combine renewables, energy storage and smart grid technology to deliver cleaner and lower-cost … [Read more...]

US’ Second Largest Egg Producer Partners with Electric Cooperatives on Microgrid

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North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives are partnering with Rose Acre Farms and its local electric cooperative, Tideland EMC, to develop an agricultural microgrid in Hyde County. The aim of the microgrid project is to deliver enhanced environmental sustainability and power grid resiliency. It will include solar panels, energy storage, and … [Read more...]

EDF Renewables Installs Microgrid at Headquarters to Save Money

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EDF Renewables North America has installed a microgrid at its headquarters in San Diego that the company expects will save it millions of dollars over the life of the project, partly through lowered energy and demand charges. The new microgrid comes amid a surge in microgrid development in California, partly driven by efforts to ease the … [Read more...]

Siemens and Partners Plan All Renewable, 300-MW Microgrid in Ireland

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Ireland based initiative, Innovation Green, has set out to develop a 100% renewable microgrid to power a trade and distribution campus in the center of the island. Located in the Midlands Region, a central area of Ireland, Innovation Green is a co-operation between Midlands Airport Developments, InSite Bavaria, the Technical University of … [Read more...]

Snohomish County PUD Moves Forward on Microgrid

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Construction has started on the next phase of a $12 million microgrid project being developed by Snohomish County Public Utility District in Washington state. The Arlington microgrid is designed to provide grid resiliency while also integrating renewable energy, according to the Everett, Washington-based public power utility.  The microgrid … [Read more...]