Making Microgrids as Simple to Deploy & Finance as Rooftop Solar

Scale Microgrid

Scale Microgrid Solutions is on a mission to make sophisticated microgrids as easy to deploy and finance as rooftop solar, said Timothy Hade, microgrid specialist for the company. “Our thesis is that at scale, microgrids have all sorts of great technical aspects that can make our total energy system cleaner, cheaper and more reliable. But … [Read more...]

PJM Rule Changes Could Reduce Revenue for Energy Storage

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The PJM Interconnection has made a temporary change in the rules for its frequency regulation market that could mean lower revenue and market participation for energy storage. The proposed rule -- which still requires approval by federal regulators -- addresses price spikes, or "price excursions," observed by PJM staff. Reinstates floor … [Read more...]

The Home Microgrid: Not Later. Now.

home microgrid

What solar installer hasn’t seen a homeowner’s face drop upon learning that rooftop solar panels don’t spare the home from an outage when the electric grid goes down? “I’ve invested in solar. I’m really excited because I’ve declared myself as independent from the power grid. I feel good because I’m a green citizen. Until I realize that as soon … [Read more...]

S&C Electric Offers an Energy Storage Model for the PJM Ancillary Services Market

S&C Electric Company is serving  PJM's ancillary services market with a 150-kW energy storage system located at its global headquarters in Chicago. The PureWave Community Energy Storage (CES) system will provide fast-response frequency regulation. As S&C pointed out in its news release this week, frequency regulation  minimizes the … [Read more...]