Protecting Communities & Vital Services with Smart Microgrids

Explore how a community microgrid can protect a neighborhood and vital services with energy leaders from Schneider, Siemens and more. Protecting Communities & Vital Services with Smart Microgrids Moderator: Clark Wiedetz (Schneider Electric) VP marketing, energy-as-a-service Arnela Smajlovic (Siemens Digital Grid) product manager of … [Read more...]

Hydro Tasmania Develops an Advanced Utility Grade Hybrid Energy Solution

The challenge was to develop a hybrid energy system and reduce Flinders Island’s dependence on diesel for electricity.  Located off Tasmania’s north-east Coast, Flinders Island is about 60 kilometers from north to south and 37 kilometers from east to west, with a total land area of more than 1,300 square kilometers. The solution? A utility grade … [Read more...]

Distributed Energy Systems Case Studies Spotlight Worley Battery Energy Storage & Microgrids

This report from Worley Group walks readers through three case studies from Worley distributed energy systems projects involving battery energy storage systems, solar microgrid and university microgrids. Are any of these top of mind for your company? See below for a brief introduction to these threee projects. Worley protects community with … [Read more...]

Resiliency Microgrids — Enabling Cost-Effective Solutions to Both Mitigate Outages from Wildfire and Extreme Weather Risks

Low cost and modular microgrids can provide long-duration resiliency services to host customer sites while helping integrate variable renewable energy supplies at the grid operations level. The duality such modular microgrids can offer has been clearly demonstrated in the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market. Can a similar … [Read more...]

True Leaf Farm Finds Energy Resilience Via Onsite Microgrid

True Leaf Farms is the grower-owned processing facility and brand of Church Brothers Farms, a leading fresh produce farming/shipping company in the Salinas Valley. Co-owned between the Church and Gill families, True Leaf Farms operates year-round and produces more than 400,000 cartons of produce per week. True Leaf Farms was looking for energy … [Read more...]

Concentric Power’s Intelligent Microgrid Controller installed at Taylor Farms

 Taylor Farms’ Gonzales, Calif.,  processing facility had existing wind and solar components, but they functioned independently of each other. The goal of a microgrid and cogen project was to integrate these existing distributed energy resources (DERs) and add firm power to form a microgrid system that could effectively take the facility off grid — … [Read more...]

An Innovative Approach to Resilience in Public Facilities

Montgomery County is a sizeable government that found itself with an equally sizeable problem. With 9,000 employees and 400 buildings totaling 9 million square feet, the Maryland county has a budget as large or bigger than many states. Bordering Washington, D.C., with over 1 million people, the county represents 16% of the state’s economy. Even … [Read more...]

Smart, Clean Neighborhood Grids: Redesigning Our Electric System To Help Communities Power Through Blackouts

A global electricity trend towards clean, resilient and renewable distributed power is underway. This trend is driven by the increased threat of climate change, increasingly old and costly utility infrastructure, and the advent of new software and hardware that enable an affordable, distributed energy future. As customers adopt energy saving and … [Read more...]

Microgrids-as-a-Service (MaaS) Solutions

Microgrids-as-a-Service (MaaS) offers the most viable solution for the various challenges confronting the microgrid industry and related attempts to accelerate energy access to people and small businesses in remote regions of the developing world. It is an emerging cloud-based business model, driven by microgrid technology innovations, … [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...]