Alaska Leads the World in Microgrid Deployments

Few are aware that Alaska leads the world in microgrid development and operation. Peter Asmus of Navigant Research explains his recent findings on the state's microgrids. Many utilities view microgrids as a threat, due to intentional islanding and/or the effects of reduced customer load on long-term revenue projections.  However, a small but … [Read more...]

ABB Adds Flywheel to Remote Kodiak Island Microgrid

ABB reported today that it will install its flywheel technology on a microgrid for the Kodiak Electric Association, an electric cooperative owned by residents of Kodiak Island in Alaska. Known as PowerStore, the flywheel will let the microgrid integrate more renewable energy from an expanded wind farm. It also will address stability challenges … [Read more...]