PGE Plans Customer, Community Microgrids as Part of Energy Storage Pilot

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Portland General Electric (PGE) has filed plans with state regulators to develop customer-sited and community microgrids in response to a state energy storage mandate that could reap big benefits to the utility and its customers. Filed with the Oregon Public Utility Commission, the proposal calls for two to five microgrid pilot projects. The … [Read more...]

Sonnen Creates Foundation to Further Puerto Rico’s Microgrid Effort

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German company sonnen has established the Foundation for Energy Security to bring more microgrids to Puerto Rico, as the island rebuilds from Hurricane Maria's crushing blow. Sonnen is installing community microgrids with island partner Pura Energia. Four microgrids already are operating using sonnen's solar plus storage technology known as … [Read more...]

Schneider, Planet Ark Power Win Grant for Renewable Microgrid in South Australia

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Australian-based Planet Ark Power and multinational partner Schneider Electric have won a $1.95 million grant towards a $13.9 million renewable microgrid at a major distribution center in South Australia's capital city Adelaide. The project includes a microgrid management system governing 5.7 MW of solar photovoltaics and 2.9 MWh of battery … [Read more...]

Air Force to Build a Renewable Energy Microgrid on Remote Wake Island

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Looking to conserve fuel costs and boost energy reliability, the U.S. Air Force has awarded a contract to build a renewable energy microgrid on its Wake Island base in the North Pacific Ocean. Project partner Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) will design, engineer, and construct the microgrid, which includes a 740 kW DC ground mounted … [Read more...]

Dynapower Receives Patent for Dynamic Transfer Technology

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued Dynapower a patent for its Dynamic Transfer technology, which allows for seamless transition from grid-tied to back-up battery power during a grid outage. The technology aims to help reduce the $120 billion that the Electric Power Research Institute estimates the U.S. faces annually in power … [Read more...]

Siemens Launches First Zero-Emission, Trolley-Style Electric Highway in the US

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With its zero-emission electric highway demonstration — the first of its kind in the US — Siemens aims to reduce the smog-creating emissions from heavy-duty trucks in southern California, the area's number one source of air pollution. The project creates a one-mile, trolley-style highway for heavy-duty trucks in Carson, near the ports of Long … [Read more...]

U.S. DOE Identifies 200 Potential Microgrid Sites in Puerto Rico

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The U.S. Department of Energy has identified 200 potential microgrid sites in Puerto Rico, as part of an effort to rebuild and modernize the island’s devastated electricity system. Bruce Walker, assistant secretary for DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, described the microgrid sites in a blog he posted last week on … [Read more...]

$2M Renewable Microgrid in Alberta Wins Grant…Energy Storage to Reach $130B…South Australia’s Battery Milestone

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Medicine Hat College awarded $215,000 grant for renewable microgrid A college in Alberta, Canada has won a $215,000 grant to apply toward a $2 million renewable microgrid in planning on the campus. Medicine Hat College won the money from Alberta’s Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program. The microgrid grant is part of a $4 … [Read more...]

Puerto Rico Energy Commission Opens Docket on Microgrids and Distributed Generation

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Puerto Rico’s energy commission has opened a docket to investigate ways to encourage microgrids and distributed generation to build an energy system with more fortitude against hurricanes. Island officials described the docket this week in testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Half of the island’s … [Read more...]

H.G. Chissell to Serve as Master of Ceremonies for Microgrid 2018

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Microgrid Knowledge announced today that H.G. Chissell, founder and CEO of Advanced Energy Group, will serve as master of ceremonies for Microgrid 2018 to be held May 7-9 in Chicago. “Microgrid 2018: Markets and Models for the Greater Good” follows the highly successful Microgrid 2017, which attracted more than 460 microgrid companies and … [Read more...]