In Brief: Microgrids in Veterans Homes, Fluence Adds AI Company, Funding Boosts Waste to Energy

Microgrids to power veterans homes  Instant On will build 19,000 microgrids to power veterans’ homes in a Martinsburg, West Virginia community. The project will include a 100 MW solar field and each home a microgrid/nanogrid, an microgrid controller, batteries, an EV charger and potentially fuel cells. Construction of the first 8,000 homes … [Read more...]

Oasis Community Microgrid — A Centralized Community Refuge to Increase Resiliency During Extreme Events

Microgrid is becoming more and more a well-known term, at least in the energy industry — and are gaining in popularity. But even as community microgrids gain in number, the "Oasis Microgrid" is still in the shadows. A new report from Hoffman Power Consulting aims to answer the question: "What on earth is the oasis community microgrid?" This … [Read more...]

Call for Clean, Reliable and Equitable Electricity in Consumers Energy IRP

Samantha Williams, of the Natural Resources Defense Council, issues a call to action to encourage clean, reliable and equitable energy in the upcoming Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for Consumers Energy in Michigan. Consumers Energy has an important regulatory filing coming up that is going to impact every single person living in Michigan. … [Read more...]

Got a Question about Microgrids? Find Your Answer Here

Are you considering a microgrid but have questions yet to be answered? Ask peers who are already using the technology at a special, free “Ask Me Anything” session during Microgrid 2020 Global. The virtual, one hour session will feature representatives from education, healthcare and commercial and industrial businesses who will be on hand to … [Read more...]

California All-Electric Vehicle Goal Leads to CleanSpark Acquisition

California’s goal to phase out gasoline-powered cars by 2035 puts state agencies, public sector companies and utilities on a fast track to build supporting electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure. That’s why CleanSpark, a software and services company, is joining the EV charging station market with its recently acquired subsidiary, … [Read more...]

Can a Microgrid be a Resilience Superhero?

Microgrids can enhance energy resilience in the face of wildfires and extreme weather, not only by islanding, but also in several other ways. Steve Hoffman, CEO of Hoffman Power Consulting, explains how. By islanding during extreme events such as wildfires and hurricanes, microgrids add resilience to their list of potential benefits, … [Read more...]

Agenda Now Live for Microgrid 2020 Global

The agenda is now live for Microgrid 2020 Global, with three content-rich days designed to educate, inform and inspire those who are interested in microgrids — on all levels. Hosted by Microgrid Knowledge November 17-19,  the free multi-media event will bring together more than 90 expert speakers — the leaders, decision-makers and technology … [Read more...]

Bundling Competitive Supply and DERs Could Reap Benefits for Texas Market

A new report from NRG explores the value of bundling competitive supply and distributed energy resources (DERs). According to NRG, Texas businesses often pursue them as two distinct energy strategies. "One approach focuses on competitive supply, which can offer low and predictable rates," says the report, while "the other encompasses … [Read more...]

Registration Opens for Microgrid 2020 Global, a Microgrid Gathering Like No Other

Microgrid Knowledge is now accepting registration for Microgrid 2020 Global, a free, multimedia event that promises to be the microgrid industry’s largest worldwide gathering yet — and its most inventive. Learn about the latest microgrid opportunities through news-broadcast style interviews with energy leaders and policymakers, livestream … [Read more...]

Whether Facing a Cyberattack or a Pandemic, Preparation Is Critical

S&C Electric’s Stephanie Pine explains why cybersecurity and threat preparation is critical for the utility industry during uncertain times — a fact underscored by the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has provided the ultimate lesson in the value of preparation and crisis management. As we’ve collectively experienced this pandemic, it has … [Read more...]