California’s Changing Utility Rate Schedules Create an Opportunity for Energy Storage

Terry Holtz, manager, technical sales at Enel X, offers insight on how California's changing utility rate schedules and distributed energy storage landscape are creating opportunities for energy storage.  California’s rising adoption of solar power has fundamentally altered traditional dynamics on its electric grid. In response, the state’s … [Read more...]

DER Technology Comes of Age: Smart and Sophisticated

A new special report from Microgrid Knowledge and NRG Energy explores trends in local energy and distributed energy resources (DERs). This excerpt takes a look at how market factors have led to the maturity of DER technology.  Distributed energy used to be simple. Put a generator in a building basement, or solar panels on a roof, and the job … [Read more...]

A Case in Point of the First Utility-Operated Microgrid Cluster in the United States

Siemens’ Clark Wiedetz offers a lens into the first utility-operated microgrid cluster in the US, Commonwealth Edison's Bronzeville microgrid, a project that uses Siemens' microgrid software.  Today, for many states in the US, integrating distributed energy resources (DERs) is becoming increasingly important, and communities are creating … [Read more...]

What the Rise of Local Energy Means for Businesses, Institutions and Communities

A new special report from Microgrid Knowledge and NRG Energy explores the rise of local energy and what it means for businesses, institutions and communities. This excerpt introduces the benefits of microgrids and distributed energy. Distributed energy resources (DERs) represent a departure from the conventional electric grid because of … [Read more...]

Increasing Sustainability of Healthcare Facility Distributed Energy Systems

How can hospitals improve power supply availability, sustainability and cost -- even through major emergencies? Russelectric's Tim Kelley explains the value of healthcare facility distributed energy systems. Continuous power supply is critical to maintain healthcare facilities and the health and safety of patients during emergency … [Read more...]

How DERMS and Smart Inverters Safely Bring Distributed Resources to the Grid

Distributed energy management systems (DERMS) and smart inverters can together help efficiently and safely bring distributed energy onto the grid, as described in the fourth part of a Microgrid Knowledge Special Report series on DERMS and virtual power plants.  As use of renewable energy grows, grid management becomes more complex for … [Read more...]

DERMS Adoption in the New Energy Landscape

In this edition of Industry Perspectives, Schneider Electric's Jérome de Parscau explores distributed energy resource system (DERMS) adoption and how this is changing today's energy landscape.  With the energy landscape in the midst of a major upheaval, both consumers and distribution utilities are experiencing significant advancements in … [Read more...]

Smarter Energy Management Delivers Reliability, Efficiency and Cost Savings

A new white paper from Eaton explores how microgrid evolution is fueling smarter energy management. Recently, with increased capacity of distributed energy resources – think solar, wind, combined heat and power (CHP), energy storage, and more — Eaton points out businesses, institutions and individuals are jumping on the chance to optimize … [Read more...]

Trimark to be Reseller for NEC’s Distributed Storage Solution

As of this week, Trimark Associates is now a NEC Qualified Distributed Energy Storage partner in the U.S., opening the door to distributed storage solution sales for the company.  Trimark — a provider of measurement, SCADA and communications solutions for the electric power industry — has been named a Qualified DSS Partner in the U.S. by NEC … [Read more...]

Dynamic Energy Networks Teams with Schneider Electric & The Carlyle Group to Deliver Energy-as-a-Service

Dynamic Energy Networks (DEN) revealed this morning at Microgrid Knowledge 2017 kicked off in Boston that it has formed what the company called strategic alliances with both Schneider Electric and The Carlyle Group to deliver energy-as-a-service. The company also solidified its leadership by acquiring an executive team from Hitachi and RET … [Read more...]