Educating Customers About 3 Key Microgrid Benefits

What microgrid benefits incentivize customers to adopt the technology? The ability to decarbonize, achieve resiliency and lower costs top the list, according to Alex Savelli, executive director of power generation at Cummins. Cummins is especially focused on decarbonization through use of hydrogen — including in fuel cells and electrolyzers. … [Read more...]

Microgrids Bring Sustainability and Resiliency and Serve as Community Lighthouses

Not only do microgrids help companies meet their sustainability and resiliency goals, but they also can serve as community lighthouses during outages. That’s a positive trend for microgrid customers right now. Still, some are struggling with myths about the high costs and complexity of the technology. Customers are recognizing that there's a … [Read more...]

Go Slow to Go Fast When Writing a Microgrid RFP

When writing a microgrid RFP (requests for proposals), it’s important to go slow in order to go fast. This means that it’s critical to do as much upfront work as possible before issuing the microgrid RFP. “Adding extra time at the front end and thoughtfulness into the RFP with as much detail as possible can help you finish a more successful … [Read more...]

Calculating Reliability for Microgrids Means Understanding Risks, Consequences

A new white paper from PowerSecure explores how to calculate reliability for microgrids, including the need to understand the risks and consequences of outages. In the face of uncertain times, there is a great need for highly reliable power solutions. The number and duration of outages are increasing and because solutions to large scale outages … [Read more...]

Why Is Digital Power so Important to Microgrids? Q&A with ETAP

Digital power yields numerous benefits in the electrical world, providing real-time information and advantages for power system design, intelligent energy storage, fast charging programs, smart cities and reliability. Tanuj Khandelwal, CTO of ETAP, explains that the move to digital power will be one of the main drivers pushing the microgrid … [Read more...]

Should You Hire a Consultant to Help Develop Your Microgrid?

Power generation is not the primary business of most potential microgrid buyers. They’re generally not familiar with the technical details related to on-grid and off-grid energy, solar panels, controls, artificial intelligence and battery storage. That's where a microgrid consultant may help, says Jon Erickson, senior project manager at POWER … [Read more...]

CleanSpark CEO Discusses Residential Microgrids

Zachary Bradford, CEO and president of CleanSpark , sat down with Microgrid Knowledge to talk about the growth of residential microgrids and how the new administration can encourage faster consumer adoption rates. CleanSpark,  a technology company focused on microgrid software, is seeing significant growth in the residential market, according to … [Read more...]

RTDS Technologies Stresses Importance of Real-Time Testing for Microgrid Development

Lisa Cohn, managing editor at Microgrid Knowledge, interviews Kati Sidwall, simulation specialist, RTDS Technologies,  about the importance of real-time simulation equipment and closed-loop testing for microgrids.  RTDS, based in Winnipeg, Canada, has been in the energy market since the early 1990s. The company provides real-time digital … [Read more...]

Microgrid Market Seeing New Types of Projects, Customers Amid Ongoing Global Pandemic

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge editor-in-chief, interviews Mark Feasel, president, smart grid, North America at Schneider Electric. In this video, Feasel discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the microgrid market, new types of projects that are being developed — and the new types of customers that are becoming interested in … [Read more...]

Microgrid Portfolio Standards Could Propel the Industry Forward: Advisian

Gary Leatherman, vice president, power advisory at Advisian, a part of Worley Group, discusses why industrials industrial clients? are exploring microgrids and how microgrid portfolio standards could propel the market forward.  Leatherman, who has been in the energy business for 35 years, manages Advisian's power advisory in the company's … [Read more...]