Community Microgrids

Here you will find news and features about the growing use of community microgrids.

Now available! View Microgrid 2022 on demand

If you couldn’t attend Microgrid 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this past June, good news. We captured every session on video and it’s now available for you to view on demand. Each of the panel discussions, breakout sessions, workshops and keynote addresses can be accessed through the links below or via the Microgrid Knowledge video … [Read more...]

Cuyahoga County draws 37 responses from RFI for microgrids and new utility

Cuyahoga County, Ohio, said it received a “tremendous response” to its recent request for information (RFI) to build multiple microgrids and establish a county utility. Issued in early June, the RFI drew 37 responses from across the country offering guidance on the technical, commercial and contractual frameworks for the project planned in … [Read more...]

Winners of 2022 Greater Good Awards offer insight into their microgrid projects: video

The fourth annual Microgrid Greater Good Awards were handed out during the Microgrid 2022 conference in June. The winners each presented their projects during a special session at the conference, which is now available to view for free. https://vimeo.com/731523753 Winners were selected by an independent panel of judges, and awards were granted … [Read more...]

Case study: How PXiSE’s microgrid controller optimizes Martha’s Vineyard microgrid

When vacationers leave the big city behind for a serene seaside retreat like Martha’s Vineyard, they’re often looking for an escape from the noise and air pollution that go along with city life. This was one of the motivations behind the Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority's (VTA) goal to switch to an all-electric bus fleet to serve the island. But … [Read more...]

Maryland awards funds for three more microgrid projects

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has awarded another $359,065 for microgrids as part of its Resilient Maryland Planning Program. Three winners were chosen in the second round of the MEA's 2022 program and they will use the money to conduct feasibility analysis and other preconstruction activities. They join six other applicants … [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...]

California wastewater and waste management agencies plan microgrid, issue RFQ/RFP

Monterey One Water, a wastewater facility in Monterey, California, plans to develop a microgrid that will be shared with a co-located waste management plant, and it has issued a solicitation for help with design and feasibility studies. The public agency has scheduled a mandatory meeting July 7 for those interested in participating. … [Read more...]

Ameresco executive discusses inflation, the military and the future of microgrids

Britta MacIntosh, senior vice president of Western Region and London Operations for Ameresco, sat down with Microgrid Knowledge during Microgrid 2022 to discuss how global trends like inflation are impacting microgrids. https://vimeo.com/722591137 Now is the perfect time for the world to take advantage of the many benefits offered by microgrids, … [Read more...]

A dozen more microgrids move forward in San Diego

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced four new microgrids this week, while another eight microgrids, which are being developed for the California city by Gridscape Solutions, moved forward with a construction contract. The new projects add to a growing list of microgrids in the San Diego area at a range of facilities from … [Read more...]

Husk Power Systems sets goal to build 500 microgrids in Nigeria by 2026

Husk Power Systems, which operates a large fleet of community solar microgrids across Africa and Asia, has set an ambitious new goal to build at least 500 microgrids by 2026 and bring renewable energy to 2 million Nigerians. In what it is calling the Nigeria Sunshot Initiative, the company intends to not only build the microgrids, but also … [Read more...]