How to Juggle 100 Distributed Energy Resources on a Microgrid

In an ambitious 'Internet of Energy' juggling act, a Texas test center plans to demonstrate how to manage 100 distributed energy resources on a microgrid. Group NIRE will host the project at its Reese Technology Center in Lubbock, Texas, along with partners DNV GL and Geli. The project is being funded through a $2.15 million federal grant and … [Read more...]

Microgrids in India to Avert Electricity Loss…Princeton Power Scores…Veolia in Ithaca

We hear a lot about the need for microgrids in India where remote villages lack access to the central grid. But it appears that microgrids could help out India’s central grid as well. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported last week that India has among the world’s highest electricity line losses – the disappearance of electricity … [Read more...]

Quick Microgrid News…Northeast Storm ‘If Only I Had a Microgrid’…Willdan Group & NY Prize…Ideal Power & Sonnenbatterie…Geli and Equana

What you might have missed this week in microgrid news... Anyone in the Northeast thinking 'If only I had a microgrid' this week? No doubt some were remembering SuperStorm Sandy when a round of thunderstorms and 80 mph winds knocked out power in New England and New York August 4. Outages lasted for days in some areas More than 80,000 … [Read more...]

A Blueprint for Campus Microgrids: “Internet of Energy” Project

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The Microgrid Automation Project at Las Positas Community College, funded with a $1.5 million grant from the California Energy Commission, aims to create a blueprint for campus microgrids. The project will produce a "blueprint of how to design, finance, and operate microgrids and energy (storage) systems in a scalable and financeable way, … [Read more...]

Let’s Stop Just Consuming and Become Part of the Internet of Energy

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Ryan Wartena, CEO and founder of Growing Energy Labs, could have decided to create a new, inexpensive battery for energy storage, based on his experience working at the US Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C., where he learned how to make micro batteries. When he started GELI, his partner was working at Harvard University, and Wartena was at … [Read more...]