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Microgrid Developer Finds Fertile Ground in the Texas Electricity Market

Texas is giving rise to innovative microgrid projects as developers leverage opportunity in a state that produces more electricity than any other. A case in point is Electrical Midstream, one of the 12 microgrid developers selected to participate in the Microgrid Financing Connection program, launched at the Microgrid 2018 conference to … [Read more...]

How Microgrids in Texas Served the Lone Star State During Hurricane Harvey

Microgrids in Texas proved their worth during Hurricane Harvey, as described in this final entry of a six-part Microgrid Knowledge Special Report Series on the rise of the reliability-as-a-service model and the onset of the affordable microgrid.  Hurricane Harvey left Texas with $125 billion in damages, record rainfall, flooding that … [Read more...]

More Opportunity for Microgrids as Texas Coal Plants Retire

Texas appears to be headed for a precarious summer with the potential for a tight power supply – a situation that could create opportunity for quick response microgrids. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the grid operator that manages the flow of electric power to 24 million Texas customers, issued a warning signal in late 2017. … [Read more...]

ERock to Provide Microgrid Reliability Service for Texas Store Chain

Enchanted Rock (ERock) and affiliate Texas Microgrid will provide microgrid reliability service for a major Texas convenience store chain under a deal unveiled today. The long-term contract calls for Buc-ee’s to use the microgrid reliability service at ten stores and travel centers. ERock uses an unusual microgrid business model called On … [Read more...]

The Value of Microgrids: Challenges and Opportunities

Today’s energy landscape is riddled with challenges. This is unfortunately fitting with the many difficulties 2020 has delivered. The rising frequency and severity of extreme weather events in recent years has underscored the need for greater energy resiliency – for our power grid, for our businesses, and for our communities. In 2020 alone, … [Read more...]

Bundling Competitive Supply and DERs Could Reap Benefits for Texas Market

A new report from NRG explores the value of bundling competitive supply and distributed energy resources (DERs). According to NRG, Texas businesses often pursue them as two distinct energy strategies. "One approach focuses on competitive supply, which can offer low and predictable rates," says the report, while "the other encompasses … [Read more...]

Siemens Creates Living Lab in Princeton, NJ to Demonstrate Microgrids

Siemens, one of the largest companies in the microgrid arena, has created a living lab at its US technology headquarters in Princeton, N.J. to demonstrate how similar facilities can use microgrids. The microgrid includes solar photovoltaics, battery storage, electrical power infrastructure, building management systems and microgrid control … [Read more...]

Enhancing data center reliability and sustainability with a microgrid solution

Aligned is a data center infrastructure technology company offering data center solutions to cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers. For its new facility in Plano, Texas, Aligned required state-of-the-art electrical systems that were reliable, sustainable, and cost-effective, responding to the demands of the data center industry … [Read more...]

Mission to Care — Examples of Microgrids and Fuel Cells in Action at Hospitals

We complete our new special report series on energy opportunities in healthcare with examples of hospital microgrids that use fuel cells to lower costs, improve sustainability, and increase energy reliability. Hospitals must be built to provide a unique combination of durability and human service. They have to be rugged enough to run 24/7/365 … [Read more...]

Enchanted Rock to Install Largest Water Pumping Microgrid in US

Enchanted Rock, a Texas-based microgrid company, today announced a deal with the City of Houston to build the largest microgrid yet for a water pumping plant. The 30-MW microgrid will serve the city’s Northeast Water Purification Plant (NEWPP) Expansion facility, a new project scheduled to be completed in spring 2022. The Houston project … [Read more...]