Raising the IQ of Microgrid Controllers

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been busy "raising the IQ" of microgrid controllers through an innovative procurement program. Experts from NREL explored their latest research at Microgrid 2018 in Chicago. NREL had a goal — to find a microgrid controller suitable for the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), a new … [Read more...]

Microgrid Controllers: What…or Who…is Behind the Curtain?

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In this edition of Industry Perspectives, Peter Asmus, research director at Navigant Research, explores how microgrid controllers are at the forefront of microgrid industry evolution.  To many, the mystery behind the curtain of what is and what is not a good microgrid controller may feel a little like the Wizard of Oz. Often referred to as … [Read more...]

US DOE Sees “Enormous” Benefit in Integrating Microgrids Nationwide

The U.S. Department Energy sees “enormous” benefits to fully integrating microgrids into the grid nationwide on multiple levels, a DOE official told a group of energy insiders in Boston Thursday. Dan Ton, a DOE program manager, was the keynote speaker at a microgrid controller symposium, which drew about 150 people to Boston’s District … [Read more...]

Microgrid Controller Symposium

The Microgrid Controller Symposium will bring together microgrid controller developers, energy infrastructure decision makers, utility representatives, as well as state and national energy leaders. The goal is to introduce the latest developments in microgrid controller technology and standards, demonstrate functionality of existing microgrid … [Read more...]

The Race to Create the Brainiest Microgrid Controller: A Startup’s Story

We are a culture enamored with David and Goliath stories about the high tech company started in a garage or dorm room that makes it big. In the energy world, the same kind of dynamic is arising. However, it involves not personal computers or social media, but the microgrid controller. The microgrid controller* is the mystique of local energy, … [Read more...]