News, articles, case studies and information on companies and organizations shaping the future of the microgrid industry.

Look to the rooftop for the real show at this Manhattan convention center

New York's Javits Center attracts some big-name shows, among them NYC Comic Con. However, an even more impressive — but lesser known — act is happening on its rooftop. There you'll find what the convention center describes as the largest rooftop solar array in Manhattan, which is part of a 13-MW microgrid. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul drew … [Read more...]

PowerSecure executive offers a primer on microgrids

Eric Dupont, chief development officer at PowerSecure, offers a primer on microgrids for those who are beginning to research the technology and he explains how microgrids give businesses control over their own energy destiny. He recently spoke with Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge editor-in-chief. Watch the full video … [Read more...]

Major North American food producer to exit the California grid

More of our food is about to come from microgrid power. California’s Taylor Farms, a major North American fresh food producer, is building a microgrid in partnership with Bloom Energy, Ameresco and Concept Clean Energy. The microgrid will be designed to power an entire 450,000 square facility, so that it eventually can operate with no tie to the … [Read more...]

How microgrids performed during the summer heatwave

During this summer’s heatwave in the US, multi-tasking microgrids kept the lights on in a small California community surrounded by wildfire, supported the Texas grid during power emergencies, islanded to relieve stress on the California power system and helped an Oregon military facility meet its air conditioning needs when temperatures … [Read more...]

Schneider and Citizens Energy activate unique renewable microgrid on Connecticut campus

Schneider Electric and Citizens Energy have activated the first microgrid in Connecticut that can run on 100% renewable energy around the clock while in island mode. The project is located at the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception campus.  The $7 million project, first described by Microgrid Knowledge in April 2021, evolved into a … [Read more...]

How AI-powered DERMS can build and optimize a smart grid

A new white paper from Veritone explores the role that artificial intelligence (AI) and DERMS can play in building and optimizing a smart grid. As the country works to decarbonize the grid through the integration of renewable technologies such as wind, solar and even electric vehicles, there is still a major hurdle to overcome. The current … [Read more...]

New Jersey military base to install microgrid as part of $140 million energy project

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL), an Air Force, Army and Navy base in New Jersey, is doubling down on its resilience efforts by incorporating a microgrid as part of a multifaceted, multiyear energy upgrade. The Defense Logistics Agency and JBMDL recently announced that it has awarded Ameresco a $92 million project to update … [Read more...]

T&D World Conference and Exhibition to feature utility microgrid Oct. 6

Interested in learning about distribution microgrids from a utility microgrid leader? Come to the inaugural T&D World Conference and Exhibition in Charlotte, North Carolina, Oct. 5-7. The microgrid presentation, “Duke Energy Distribution Microgrids -- Inverter-based Resources,” is one of dozens of sessions on pivotal technologies and issues … [Read more...]

Incentives and implementation: How policy informs the clean energy transition

Mark Fowler, director of government relations at Ameresco, discusses how federal, state and local policies will impact the microgrid industry and the clean energy transition. Three major areas are key to meeting our country’s clean energy goals: technology, finance and policy. The three are interdependent and inform one another, but the … [Read more...]

Opening new doors globally for advanced controls: Q&A with PXiSE

Microgrid Knowledge recently sat down with PXiSE Energy Solutions COO Tim Allen to discuss how leveraging the resources of a large partner can help emerging software and technology companies move the needle on the transition to the future of distributed and clean energy. PXiSE was acquired by Yokogawa Electric, a multinational measurement, control … [Read more...]