Big Players Spin the Wheel for the $45B Energy Storage Jackpot

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Players in the booming energy storage market are like contestants running the board on "Jeopardy” before solving the puzzle on "Wheel of Fortune.” Investors are taking risks and companies are striking deals in rapid rounds, chasing a big jackpot that is expected to reach $20.5 billion (Navigant Research) to $45 billion (AES) globally by … [Read more...]

Microgrid Solutions Sustain Energy Supply – Even when the Grid is Off

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Microgrid projects are integral to initiatives that aim to strengthen the economy, save lives during natural disasters, and make our energy supply more sustainable and our electrical power more secure. Microgrids increasing support more reliable, efficient and safe power for critical infrastructure in military, utility, healthcare, government, … [Read more...]

What are the Benefits of Energy Storage? Here’s What Texas Co-ops are Finding Out

Benefits of Energy Storage

A 200-kWh advanced energy storage facility at Texas Electric Cooperatives’ Master Distribution Center in Georgetown, Texas is designed to help its 75 member co-ops learn about the benefits of energy storage -- and tap into a special pricing deal with a vendor. “Our project here at our Georgetown facility will provide an up-close opportunity … [Read more...]

$12.4M Multi-Utility Microgrid Project Announced by U.S./Canadian Team

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A North American consortium plans to build a $12.4 million multi-utility microgrid project, designed to show how microgrids save money and help integrate renewables with advanced software. Utilities Emera Maine, Nova Scotia Power and Toronto Hydro will team up on the project with Opus One Solutions, Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS), Smarter … [Read more...]

Integration of Microgrids

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With their grid-interconnectivity advantages, the integration of advanced microgrids will improve system4 energy efficiency and reliability and provide enabling technologies for grid-independence to end-user sites. One popular definition that has been evolved and is used in multiple references is that a microgrid is a group of interconnected loads … [Read more...]

Quick News: Texas Microgrid Scores 45-Store Deal…Advanced Microgrid Solutions Wins $200M in Investment Capital

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Grocery Store Chain Installs Microgrids to Help Customers During Outages Texas Microgrid has scored a deal to install its natural gas microgrids in 45 stores run by Texas-based H-E-B, one of the nation's largest grocery retailers with more than 370 stores in Texas and Mexico. Announced July 12, the microgrids will help keep electricity flowing … [Read more...]

Advanced Microgrid Solutions and Opus One Partner to Modernize Grid… And Other Quick News

Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and Opus One Solutions will bring together their software platforms to help build a distributed grid for utilities and energy customers. The companies are combining AMS's analytics software Armada with Opus One's GridOS. Advanced Microgrid Solutions, a pioneer in the use of energy storage systems for … [Read more...]

Deloitte: On-site Energy on the Rise with Millennials Leading the Clean Energy Charge & Other Quick Microgrid News

Millennials are increasingly driving electric utilities and businesses to use more clean energy, according to a study from Deloitte. “Resources 2016 Study - Energy Management: Navigating the Headwinds," highlights the increasing influence of millennials aged 21-34, the largest and most dominant consumer group, as a dynamic force behind the shift … [Read more...]

Advanced Microgrid Solutions & SunEdison to Deliver 50 MW of Storage to Southern Cal Ed

Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and solar giant SunEdison have teamed to finance and deliver 50 MW of energy storage for Southern California Edison (SCE) under long-term capacity contracts. Known for its hybrid electric building approach, AMS won the contract through an SCE request for proposals in 2013, issued to fulfill a local capacity … [Read more...]

New Distruptive Energy Duo: Tesla and Advanced Microgrid Solutions Team Up

Tesla and Advanced Microgrid Solutions, two companies at the forefront of disrupting the status quo in the energy industry, have teamed up in a large deal announced this week. The duo will be putting Tesla batteries into buildings, which then act like small power plants. The buildings don’t actually generate power, but use the batteries as … [Read more...]