ETAP CEO discusses the future of the microgrid market

As a prequel to Microgrid 2022, Tanuj Khandelwal, CEO of ETAP, sat down with Microgrid Knowledge to discuss how all the upheaval we're seeing in the world is going to impact the microgrid market.  https://vimeo.com/706608551 Ongoing issues with COVID-19, the war in Ukraine, rising gas prices and inflation are all impacting the microgrid market, … [Read more...]

5 reasons why microgrids are worth it to utilities

Tom Poteet, vice president of corporate development at Mesa Solutions, outlines five key benefits utilities can unlock through the use of decentralized microgrids. After decades of pursuing “central station power” and “radial feed” distribution circuit grid design philosophies, the concept of utilities placing quasi-autonomous subsections of … [Read more...]

DERMS can provide grid resilience for utilities

A new white paper from PXiSE presents the case for distributed energy resource management systems (DERMS) as the next step utilities should consider on their path toward renewables and resilience. PXiSE says that "a distributed energy resource management system (DERMS) can help utilities navigate challenges and create a road map to a fully … [Read more...]

In an intermittent energy world, utilities should focus on what they can (microgrid) control

Becky Wheeler, head of marketing at PXiSE, explains how utilities can use microgrid controllers to address grid challenges at lower cost and with less disruption.  The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in December proposed big changes to the state’s distributed solar net energy metering incentives as the state grapples with a … [Read more...]

AI and Predictive Grid Modeling: Tools for the Dynamic Management of Complex Grids

A new white paper from Veritone describes how utilities can leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive grid modeling to dynamically manage complex grids, while helping them prepare for the growing challenges that will be involved in maintaining day-to-day reliability. Electric power systems are becoming more complex as distribution … [Read more...]

S&C Integrates 30-year-old Texas Diesel Generation Equipment with Advanced Microgrid

S&C Electric recently addressed a series of challenges to help provide microgrid engineering support for a project in Lancaster, Texas. Oncor, a Texas transmission and distribution service provider, partnered with S&C to provide engineering expertise, as well as new equipment to build and operate an advanced microgrid. Oncor wanted to … [Read more...]

Ameren Microgrid Goes Live as First in Utility Cybersecurity

The Ameren Microgrid, a complex cybersecure microgrid, is now live and operating adjacent to the University of Illinois in Champaign. Developed by Ameren Illinois, the 1.475 MW test project is being described by the utility and a key partner as one of the most technologically advanced utility-scale microgrids in North America. In addition to … [Read more...]