COVID-19 Providing a World of Research on the Grid and Microgrids: IEEE

With their controls and ability to provide resilience, smart microgrids can solve numerous energy-related challenges created by the COVID-19 crisis, says the co-author of a new Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) report about how the pandemic has affected the industry and grid. Farnoosh Rahmatian, immediate past chair of … [Read more...]

Researchers Propose Floating Microgrids Made up of Electric Boats

Electric boats may enable floating microgrids that could serve islands that have historically been powered by fossil fuels, according to a report from researchers at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. “Powering small islands with reliable, affordable and green electricity is a big challenge due to their dispersed … [Read more...]

IEEE Approves Second of Two Industry Standards for Microgrid Controllers

The Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers recently approved the second of two companion standards for advanced microgrid controllers. IEEE 2030.8 complements the previously approved IEEE 2030.7 by setting out an industry standard that specifies exactly what's needed to test microgrid controllers. More specifically, the suite of … [Read more...]