A Microgrid for Every Electric Bus Stop in Martha’s Vineyard Town

EVs, microgrids and renewables

Off the coast of Massachusetts, on the history-filled island of Martha's Vineyard, tourists may soon find themselves journeying into the future on a bus that is wirelessly charged by microgrids. The microgrids are part of the Vineyard Transit Authority's larger clean energy transportation plan, now being put in place with electric buses, … [Read more...]

Take the New NREL Survey about Microgrid Costs

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is seeking participants to take an online microgrid survey for the second phase of its cost study funded by the Department of Energy (DOE). Working closely with the industry to get street-level intelligence, NREL is undertaking the research to better define microgrid costs. The research team also is … [Read more...]

Have You Seen San Diego’s Miramar Microgrid? Here’s Your Chance at Microgrid 2019

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Microgrid Knowledge announced today that Microgrid 2019 will feature a tour of the Miramar microgrid, one of the most advanced military microgrids under development. The tour is one of the many highlights of "Microgrid 2019: Shaping the New Electric Grid," May 14-16 in San Diego. The US Congress designated $20 million to the Marine Corps Air … [Read more...]

Duke Energy Proposes New Microgrid and $500M Energy Storage Investment

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Duke Energy has proposed a microgrid to serve the western North Carolina town of Hot Springs as part of a larger plan that includes a $500 million investment in energy storage over 15 years. The solar-storage microgrid will bolster electric reliability for the mountainous town served only by a 10-mile, 22.86-kV feeder line, said Zachary … [Read more...]

New York to Release $40M for Solar-Storage…Sunrun Wins Top Ranking from Navigant

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Solar-storage funding for New York businesses New York plans to make $40 million available in November for commercial and industrial (C&I) solar-storage projects, including community solar gardens. This is the first time the state has offered funding for storage since it released its energy storage roadmap in June. The Public Service … [Read more...]

Schneider Electric Wins $5.2M Deal to Build a Microgrid at California’s Port of Long Beach

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Schneider Electric has won a $5.2 million contract to provide a microgrid for the nation’s second busiest port, the Port of Long Beach in the city of Long Beach, California. One of the giants in the microgrid arena, Schneider will design, engineer and build the $7.1 million project. Part of the funding -- $5 million -- comes from a … [Read more...]

Schneider Electric Teams with Arensis on Blockchain Software for Microgrids

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Schneider Electric and software company Arensis will team up to develop smart microgrids using blockchain to help those in remote areas of the world make electricity transactions. A major player in microgrids, Schneider Electric has already delivered several distributed energy projects with California-based Arensis. The companies will now … [Read more...]

Farewell to “If You’ve Seen One Microgrid, You’ve Seen One Microgrid”

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Some quotes become sticky. Such is the case with: “If you’ve seen one microgrid, you’ve seen one microgrid.” Not long after S&C Electric’s David Chiesa coined the phrase about five years ago, it became something of a mantra at industry conferences and discussions. The converse of “if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen ‘em all,” it was … [Read more...]

We Want Sun: A 100% Renewable Puerto Rico?

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US energy researchers and a group of energy, public policy and labor interests in Puerto Rico last week issued a plan to put the island on a path towards 100 percent renewable energy. With power costs at 23 cents/kWh, it makes economic sense to develop generation that's not subject to fossil fuel price volatility and long power outages, … [Read more...]

Microgrid to Help Australian Farmers Tackle Energy Pain Points

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Sophie Vorrath, deputy editor of One Step off the Grid, describes a newly funded demonstration microgrid to help Australian farmers. A Victorian solar and storage microgrid project geared at helping Australian farmers to tackle energy-related “pain points,” including rising power prices and unreliable supply, has won state government … [Read more...]