Evaluating Cogeneration for your Facility : A Look at the Potential Energy-Efficiency, Economic, and Environmental Benefits

Cogeneration, also known as combined heat and power(CHP), is the on-site production of multiple types of energy – usually electricity, heat, and/orcooling – from a single source of fuel. This often replaces the traditional methods of acquiring energy, such as purchasing electricity from the power grid and separately burning natural gas or oil in a … [Read more...]

Healthcare Facilities and Power Outages: Guidance for State, Local, Tribal, Territorial, and Private-Sector Partners

Across the Nation, in every community, there are individuals in hospitals, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities dependent on power for their well-being. And healthcare facility power outages are becoming more of a concern as the threat from natural disasters grows, and energy infrastructure ages. A wide range of facilities provide … [Read more...]

Agriculture on the Grid Edge: How the California Public Safety Power Shutoffs Broke the Camel’s Back

For many agricultural and food processing companies in California, operating at the grid edge has become an increasingly risky proposition. To start, the quality and stability of the energy is often poor in agricultural regions. Further, the cost of that energy is unpredictable and continues to see increases. The Public Safety Power Shutoff … [Read more...]

Urban Microgrids Find Place in Redevelopment

This panel presentation on urban microgrids from Microgrid 2018 includes research and analysis on the Philadelphia Navy Yard microgrid and the Hudson Yard microgrid. Experts from NetZero Microgrid Solutions and Ameresco explore how the Philadelphia Navy Yard microgrid is anchored by a natural-gas peaking plant, while the team at Veolia explains … [Read more...]

Special Report on Fuel Cell Microgrids

Fuel cell microgrids are on the rise, the result of a natural pairing of two technologies-fuel cells and microgrids- that serve a mutual mission. Together, they meet today’s demand for energy that is cost-competitive, highly reliable, clean, quiet, contained, modular, scalable and community-friendly. Once futuristic, both technologies find … [Read more...]

Reciprocating Engine Generators and Microgrids: The Last Defense Against a Power Outage

Reciprocating engine generators are becoming increasingly important to help solve three contemporary energy problems. The first problem occurs in developed areas like North America, where electric reliability is crucial as the economy grows ever more Internet-based. The second problem can be found in remote regions of the world, where no … [Read more...]

Community Microgrids: A Guide City Leaders Seeking Clean, Reliable and Locally Controlled Energy

Community microgrids are central pillars of today’s local energy revolution. Being developed in municipalities large and small, they are a key feature of the new clean and efficient electrical infrastructure that is beginning to transform America’s energy grid into a less centralized and more democratized entity. Mayors and city leaders are … [Read more...]

The Energy Efficient CHP Microgrid

This Special Report from Microgrid Knowledge paints a picture of the emerging microgrid-driven world. It also explains topics like district energy and combined heat and power (CHP). You'll learn how a CHP microgrid improves the economics and energy efficiency of a microgrid. Local energy promises lower costs, more reliable electric supply, storm … [Read more...]