Last chance to attend Microgrid 2022!

Microgrid 2022: Microgrids as Climate Heroes is set to begin in only a few days, and this is proving to be our most popular conference to date. More than 500 people have already registered for the June 1-2 event, pushing us close to our capacity for the venue. The exhibit hall is sold out. We want to make sure that everyone interested in … [Read more...]

Understanding inter-IBR oscillations in microgrids using PHIL

Juan Felipe Patarroyo, power systems simulation specialist at OPAL-RT Technologies and Nayeem Ninad, research engineer at CanmetEnergy in Varennes, Canada, explore how power hardware-in-the-loop (PHIL) can help grid operators, researchers, system planners and associated stakeholders understand inter-IBR oscillations in microgrids. As … [Read more...]

Mainspring Energy closes on more than $150 million in Series E funding

Mainspring Energy, which provides linear generators for microgrids, has closed on more than $150 million in first stage Series E funding, led by global growth equity investor Lightrock and joined by Khosla Ventures, Bill Gates, Fine Structure Ventures, the private equity firm affiliated with the parent company of Fidelity Investments, Princeville … [Read more...]

Disaster preparedness expert Jeffrey Schlegelmilch to keynote Microgrid 2022 on June 1 in Philadelphia

Disaster preparedness expert and author Jeffrey Schlegelmilch will deliver the keynote address for Microgrid 2022: Microgrids as Climate Heroes on June 1 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Schlegelmilch, who serves as director for the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia Climate School, Columbia University, is the author of … [Read more...]

Microgrids drive a net-zero future for electrified fleets

As more fleets convert to electric vehicles, infrastructures and internal systems must be digitized and energy needs to include sustainable resources. Don Wingate, vice president of utility and microgrid solutions North America operations at Schneider Electric, discusses what digitization and electrification mean for fleets and where microgrids fit … [Read more...]

From the cacophony of on-site energy supply and demand, new control systems and hardware solutions conduct a beautiful symphony in advanced microgrids

John Stark, marcom and product manager at Russelectric, discusses how advanced microgrid controls guide a symphony of advanced microgrids, just like a conductor guides an orchestra. When Russelectric, a Siemens business, first started working on the graphic seen below to help customers understand how advanced microgrid controls can empower … [Read more...]

US builder plans 200,000 home microgrids using zinc batteries

The number of home microgrid communities is picking up, spurred by natural disasters, increasing energy prices and a desire to combat climate change. For example, energy costs were the main driver for the Silvies Valley Ranch outside of Burns, Oregon, where off-grid microgrids for each of 600 homes under development makes more financial … [Read more...]

Endeavor Business Media acquires Microgrid Knowledge

Endeavor Business Media announces the acquisition of Microgrid Knowledge, including the online news and information site designed to advance microgrid adoption and the microgrid conference series. This acquisition will align with Endeavor’s energy brands such as T&D World, EnergyTech and Utility Analytics Institute, among others. “We … [Read more...]

Selecting the right partner is key to successful tribal microgrids

Tim McDuffie, senior business development engineer at Smarter Grid Solutions, offers guidance for Native American communities that are developing tribal microgrids. A growing number of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, nations and communities are turning to microgrids for both resilience and energy independence. To help ensure the … [Read more...]

How the ‘grid of the future’ starts with sectionalizing the grid today

Rafael Ozaki, business unit CEO at Siemens Grid Software US, explains why sectionalizing the grid will help us achieve the dream of a clean, reliable, resilient electric system. There’s the electric grid we have today — built to carry electricity one way from large, predictable power plants to homes and businesses. And there’s the smart, … [Read more...]