How Microgrids-as-a-Service Could Lead to a Surge in Microgrid Use

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  Mark Feasel, vice president of Schneider Electric’s electric utility segment and smart grid business in the U.S., explains how microgrids-as-a-service could lead to a surge in microgrid use. Elisa Wood, editor-in-chief of Microgrid Knowledge, interviews Feasel at Microgrid 2017. The thought of researching, funding and installing a … [Read more...]

How Can Cybersecure Microgrids Help During Cyberattacks on the Grid?

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Michael Kilpatrick, vice president of power systems solutions for S&C Electric, explains why we need cybersecure microgrids. Kilpatrick spoke with Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge chief editor, at Microgrid 2017 in Boston. We have good reason to worry about a cyberattack on the electric grid; the threat is not "overblown," Kilpatrick said … [Read more...]

The Intelligent Microgrid and the Value of Software

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At the Microgrid 2017 conference, Michael Carlson, president, Siemens Digital Grid NA, defines an intelligent microgrid and discusses the role of software in boosting the value of microgrids and providing services to the grid. He also describes two Siemens microgrid projects. One of the things that sets microgrids apart is that they have an … [Read more...]

The Potential of Microgrids and CHP to Cut Operating Costs, Boost Resiliency

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In this video interview from Microgrid 2017 in Boston, Tim Peer, vice president, district energy, at BOND Brothers, explains to Kevin Normandeau, Microgrid Knowledge publisher, how microgrids, distributed energy and combined heat and power (CHP) can lead to lower operating costs and increased resiliency.  BOND Brothers, a northeast-based … [Read more...]

The Value of Energy Resiliency and the Role of Microgrids

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At Microgrid 2017 in Boston, Michael Bakas, executive vice president at Ameresco, explained why microgrids can be the answer for companies that value energy resiliency.  Kevin Normandeau, publisher of Microgrid Knowledge, asked Bakas if microgrids will one day achieve the market share and importance of energy efficiency and renewable … [Read more...]

Microgrid 2017 Video Series: What’s Moving Microgrids Forward Today

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At this November's sold out Microgrid 2017 in Boston, conference organizers and Microgrid Knowledge chief editor Elisa Wood interviewed a variety of energy industry leaders to offer a survey of hot topics in the microgrid market today. Browse the Microgrid 2017 video gallery below to stay up to speed on what trends are moving microgrids forward … [Read more...]

Exploring How Microgrids are Changing the Role of the Utility

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In this video interview from Microgrid 2017 in Boston, Daniel Wycklendt, business development manager, distribution automation at G&W Electric, describes utility transformation in the era of the microgrid. Kevin Normandeau, publisher of Microgrid Knowledge, asked Wycklendt about the buzz at the recent event, and what G&W Electric … [Read more...]

What It Would Take for a ‘Breakthrough’ in Microgrid Policy

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In this video interview from Microgrid 2017 in Boston, Greg Clark, senior project manager at POWER Engineers, discusses the state of the microgrid industry and what needs to happen to spark a breakthrough in energy and microgrid policy.  H.G. Chissell, founder and CEO of Advanced Energy Group — as well as the recently announced master of … [Read more...]

Solar Plus Storage: An Increasingly Cost-Competitive Way to Improve Resiliency

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In this video interview from Microgrid 2017 in Boston, Doug Staker of Demand Energy Networks, discusses the potential of solar plus storage — and how it can boost resiliency — with Microgrid Knowledge chief editor Elisa Wood.  Do you think solar plus storage is still too expensive to use in commercial projects? Consider what Doug Staker, vice … [Read more...]