Supply vs. Demand: The One-Million Megawatt Hour Opportunity

Nash Whitney, director of sales at Generac Power Solutions, explores how distributed generation and microgrids can provide grid flexibility, as evidenced during Winter Storm Uri in ERCOT. Efficient markets maximize the utilization of resources and, by consequence, provide the lowest cost or price. For instance, ERCOT provides some of the … [Read more...]

Look Who’s Speaking at Microgrid 2021!

Microgrid 2021 is fast approaching with thousands of audience members already registered to hear some of the top thinkers in the industry discuss why microgrid technology is fast becoming vital to those who value reliable, cost-effective and sustainable energy. A virtual gathering, "Microgrid 2021: The World Awakens to Microgrids" offers lively … [Read more...]

Remote Microgrids: Flexible, Sustainable and a Key to Decarbonization

A new white paper from Generac explores how remote microgrids can make the overall energy system more flexible and resilient as well as a stepping stone toward decarbonization. The electric distribution and transmission system has  followed the same hub-and-spoke model for nearly 140 years. But as demand for energy grows around the world, … [Read more...]

Energy Optimization: Connecting Distribution Centers to the Grid

A new report from Generac explores energy optimization at distribution centers and the economics of monetizing generators by connecting them to the grid. Aging infrastructure means that in many areas of the country electric reliability is not what it should be. Outages at distribution centers can cost upwards of $100,000 per hour at both … [Read more...]

Distributed Generation ‘Important, Efficient and Economical’ for Reliable Operation of Electric Grid

A new white paper from Generac explains why distributed generation is "important, efficient and economical" for the safe and reliable operation of the electric grid. The paper also looks at technologies that are best positioned to support the grid, including rich burn generation. This report aims to paint a clear picture of the different … [Read more...]

Natural Gas Generators: Not Only Relevant but Critical to Microgrids

Generac's Jamie Smith explores the importance of natural gas generators for today's microgrids.  Despite the challenges of a global pandemic, interest in distributed generation solutions and microgrids continues to accelerate. A busy hurricane season and utility safety shutdown programs have commercial and industrial energy consumers seeking … [Read more...]

Engine-Driven Generators Continue to Enable Application Flexibility for Microgrid Operations

Microgrids are designed to increase energy resiliency and reliability, both of which are becoming increasingly important in an era wracked by climate change and a global pandemic. A new report from Generac contends that engine-driven generators burning a variety of fossil fuels can provide last-step resiliency for the microgrid that "cannot be … [Read more...]

Generac to Buy Virtual Power Plant Company Enbala

Generac Holdings, known for its backup generators, is continuing its expansion into distributed energy markets by agreeing to buy Enbala Power Networks, a virtual power plant company that makes optimization and control software. Utilities and energy retailers use Enbala’s software to create and manage virtual power plants — aggregations of … [Read more...]

CleanSpark Achieves Impressive Payback with Home Microgrid; Sets Stage for Expansion

CleanSpark has completed a home microgrid with an impressive one-year payback and is now turning its attention toward commercial & industrial (C&I) microgrids. In an interview last week, Zachary Bradford, CleanSpark president, and founder Michael Firenze described the new project and the company’s plans for expansion. Located in … [Read more...]