How 2017 Made the Argument for Microgrids


Sometimes events make an argument more strongly than words can. Such was the case in 2017 when disaster after disaster spoke to the vulnerability of the electric grid and the need for microgrids to ensure power supply. First came Hurricane Harvey in late August with wind and water knocking out 10,000 MW of generating capacity in Texas. Then on … [Read more...]

Mother Nature Maps Where We Need Microgrids (Again)

Mother Nature keeps hammering home where we need microgrids. Last week it happened again. More than 1.7 million electric customers lost power February 23-24 when a major storm swept the Eastern U.S. and Canada, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Assurance Daily. The storm was an example of the all-to-common pounding of wind, … [Read more...]

Siemens and Duke Show the Benefits EV Charging Offers the Home & Power Market

Siemens Energy Management Division and Duke Energy recentlly teamed up to show the benefits EV charging offers homes and the power market, as part of an 18-month effort to reduce the cost and expand use of the technology. Held at the Duke Energy Envision Center in Erlanger, Ky., and utilizing a Ford Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid, Siemens provided … [Read more...]