Microgrids and Energy Storage Helped Arizona Utility Prevail on Hot & Dark Days

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It’s been a tough year for North American electric grids -- hurricanes, heat, fires, an eclipse. But an Arizona utility is reporting that it did just fine with some help from new microgrids and energy storage. “Driving past a microgrid or energy storage unit, many customers wouldn’t look twice, but those technologies are playing an increasingly … [Read more...]

Arizona Public Service Developing 63-MW Data Center Microgrid

Arizona’s largest utility, Arizona Public Service (APS) is in the process of developing a large data center microgrid -- 63-MW – with partner Aligned Data Centers, a subsidiary of Aligned Energy. The utility and pay-for-use data center provider are billing the project as a ‘next generation microgrid’ that will include a new 69-kV … [Read more...]

How Utilities Can Harness the Power of Community Solar

Like microgrids, community solar (aka solar gardens) is growing in popularity as the U.S. comes to value clean and local energy. Here Tendril's Chris Black offers insight into how community solar benefits both utilities and consumers. Two forces must converge to truly bring solar to the masses: consumers and their utilities. Put these two … [Read more...]