Energy sharing in microgrids is a win-win — but complicated

Energy sharing in microgrids can benefit all parties involved — including utilities — but establishing successful sharing projects can be difficult because of regulatory, policy and technical hurdles. What’s more, it’s not easy deciding how to allocate payment for the energy among the energy users. Some of the few energy-sharing efforts … [Read more...]

Microgrid Talk: EV proliferation will drive microgrid growth

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more common and the passage of the new Inflation Reduction Act is going to spur adoption even more, according to Jaimie Hamilton, technical adviser for Cummins. And that's good news for the microgrid market, according to Hamilton. https://vimeo.com/749225711 "Adding electric vehicles is going to put further … [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...]

Eight changes (all good) that microgrid insiders see emerging from the Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which became law August 16 with President Joe Biden's signature,  is expected to significantly cut costs for microgrids by creating new tax credits and extending existing ones for technologies used within microgrids, such as solar, storage and microgrid controllers But what else will the $430 billion law … [Read more...]

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...]

Microgrids are everywhere — and they’re incredibly accessible

As organizations move toward net-zero carbon initiatives, microgrids have become a driving force in the overall sustainability trajectory because of their expansive application across industries. Jana Gerber, microgrid North America president at Schneider Electric, explains. The need for advanced electrical storage and distributed energy … [Read more...]

The 20 most read articles on Microgrid Knowledge ever

Microgrid Knowledge is coming up on its eighth anniversary. So we thought it would be a good time to take a look at what topics our readers find most interesting. We reviewed the entire eight years. Here are the 20 most read articles on Microgrid Knowledge since we began. We've never before analyzed readership over such a broad … [Read more...]

AXA IM Alts makes investment in GreenStruxure

AXA IM Alts, a European-based investor with about $160 billion in assets under management, said today that it has committed $15 million to microgrid developer GreenStruxure, joining earlier investors Huck Capital and Inclusive Capital Partners, alongside strategic investor and technology partner Schneider Electric. GreenStruxure has been … [Read more...]

Colorado Gov. Polis signs bills to create microgrid roadmap, offer rural grants

Colorado will create a microgrid roadmap and make microgrid grants available for municipal utilities and cooperatives under two bills signed last week by Gov. Jared Polis.  The Electric Grid Resilience And Reliability Roadmap (HB22-1249) and the Microgrids For Community Resilience Grant Program (HB22-1013) cleared their final hurdle to … [Read more...]

Economic trends converge to make microgrids more attractive

Demand for microgrids is accelerating as a convergence of industry, government and economic trends work in the technology's favor, according to industry experts recently interviewed by Microgrid Knowledge. These price-dampening trends come at a fortuitous time, given the impact of inflation and supply chain disruptions on the wider energy … [Read more...]