AGL Energy to build microgrid in partnership with commercial orchard

Sophie Gale of One Step Off The Grid reports on an agricultural microgrid in Australia planned by a gen-tailer — a large utility with a combined generator and retail businesses — and a commercial orchard. Major Australian gen-tailer AGL Energy will partner with a fruit and tree nut farmer in the New South Wales Riverina region to shift the … [Read more...]

What does your utility think of microgrids?

Businesses, communities and institutions often wonder how their electric utility will respond if they decide to put in a microgrid. The answer is an aggravating, “It depends.” Of the more than 3,000 utilities that provide electric power in the US, some embrace microgrids and some don’t. Those that do, use various business models. Allan … [Read more...]

Now available! View Microgrid 2022 on demand

If you couldn’t attend Microgrid 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this past June, good news. We captured every session on video and it’s now available for you to view on demand. Each of the panel discussions, breakout sessions, workshops and keynote addresses can be accessed through the links below or via the Microgrid Knowledge video … [Read more...]

Inside Xcel Energy’s Transportation Electrification Plan

Miles Muller and Max Baumhefner of NRDC, along with co-authors Joe Halso of Sierra Club and Aaron Kressig of Western Resource Advocates, describe a sweeping transportation electrification plan proposed by Xcel Energy and approved by Colorado regulators. Xcel Energy will deploy approximately 20,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at … [Read more...]