Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Opens Microgrid 2022

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania mayor Jim Kenney welcomes the attendees to the Microgrid 2022 conference. Kenney outlines the city's goals to achieve carbon neutrality by they year 2050 and he explains why addressing climate change in an equitable way drives his administration's policies and agenda. Featured speakers: This video was recorded … [Read more...]

Travel Insurance: Why Mass Transit Is Coming to Rely on Microgrids

Mass transit leaders are increasingly coming to rely on microgrids for resilience. In this video, we'll look at three such examples. Nicole Geneau of AlphaStruxure and Michael Yambrach of the Montgomery county, MD Office of Energy and Sustainability present the case of Montgomery county, Maryland. Montgomery county has an ambitious carbon … [Read more...]

Achieving Resiliency Alongside Demand Response

Demand response isn’t what it once was … it’s better than it ever was! Now with more flexibility, options, third-party partners, incentives and microgrid technology, there is a demand response program and backup power solution right for you and your utility. Learn how to select the right program and resilient microgrid solution so you won’t get … [Read more...]

Innovations in Microgrid Resiliency: The Realities of a Grid of Microgrids and Replacing Diesel Generation

This panel discussion the results from two efforts related to the Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program that share the goal of increasing the resiliency of microgrid installations. One of the topics considers the algorithms necessary to create “grids of microgrids” when multiple microgrids can be connected … [Read more...]

Microgrid 2022 Day 1 Keynote: Jeffrey Schlegelmilch

On the first day of Microgrid 2022, our keynote address was delivered by Jeffrey Schlegelmilch, Director for the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia Climate School, Columbia University and author of Rethinking Readiness: A Brief Guide to Twenty-First-Century Megadisasters. Schlegelmilch shares insights around disaster science, … [Read more...]

Benefits of Sectionalizing the Power Grid: Evolution of Microgrid Clustering

Microgrids – localized grids that can disconnect from the traditional grid to operate autonomously – have emerged as a promising means of increasing grid reliability and resiliency. One of the key challenges in the widespread adoption of microgrids is the cost of deployment. One viable solution for community microgrids is the concept of … [Read more...]

For storage, solar and microgrid industries, Biden’s solar tariff inquiry extension is good news

President Biden’s decision last week to delay a disruptive solar tariff inquiry from the US Department of Commerce for two years and boost US solar production came as a relief to the storage, solar and microgrid industries. Members of these industries said they were seeing higher prices, long delays and less investment that threatened the … [Read more...]

Cuyahoga County, Ohio, releases RFI in next step to create unique microgrid-centered utility

Cuyahoga County, Ohio, issued a request for information (RFI) yesterday in its latest step to set up one of the nation’s most ambitious microgrid projects, which includes the creation of its own county utility. The RFI is a precursor to a request for proposals the county intends to issue for multiple microgrids developed in public/private … [Read more...]

Top states for microgrid policy activity? New Think Microgrid report scores them

California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Texas score as the top states for microgrid policy activity, with Puerto Rico also listed in the top tier, according to a new report by Think Microgrid. The state policy assessment marks the first time "any organization has looked specifically at the policy landscape for … [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...]