Integrated Modeling Tool for Regulators

Modeling Tool

This report presents the results of the first phase of a multi-phased project to develop an Integrated Modeling Tool for Regulators (IMT) that supports decision-making for regulatory proceedings on integrated resource planning, grid modernization proceedings, rate cases and other state and federal dockets involving the integration of distributed … [Read more...]

Cyber Threats, Storms, and Microgrids: The U.S. Quadrennial Energy Review

quadrennial energy

A milestone energy document released this week gives insight into how federal officials plan to shape the U.S. energy system. And yes, microgrids are very much a part of the plan. In the first-ever Quadrennial Energy Review, the Obama administration offered a multi-billion dollar roadmap for improving the nation’s oil, gas and electricity … [Read more...]

City of Hoboken Microgrid Symposium to be Held November 5

The City of Hoboken will hold a microgrid symposium at the Stevens Institute of Technology on November 5 to generate stakeholder interest in the technical, financial, and regulatory aspects of its microgrid project. The city of about 50,000 people was hard hit by Superstorm Sandy and vowed to build a more resilient electric grid. Hoboken then … [Read more...]

Microgrid Institute Team to Design Suburban Maryland Microgrids

A team led by Burr Energy (doing business as Microgrid Institute) will design, simulate, and test control systems for two suburban Maryland microgrids under a $1.2 million federal grant. The Microgrid Institute team expects to receive the funds over two years beginning in late 2014 for a microgrid in Olney, part of Montgomery County, and Ritchie … [Read more...]

DOE Awards $8M for Microgrid Projects in Seven States

Seven microgrid projects will receive more than $8 million in federal funding to help cities and towns better prepare for extreme weather, the Department of Energy announced today. The money will go to projects in Alaska, California, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Tennessee and Washington. The projects are being developed by Alstom Grid, Burr … [Read more...]

What Will the 21st Century Grid Look Like?

We cannot run a 21st century grid with 1950s technologies, fuel sources and practices. The good news is steps are being taken to usher in the new grid, says Carl Zichella, NRDC's director for western transmission, in this guest blog post. It seems everyone involved with renewable energy and climate change is asking the same question these days.  … [Read more...]