Data Centers and Advanced Microgrids — The Impact of the New Digital Economy on Data Centers

data centers

The forecasted growth of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and the rapid uptake of cloud-based applications to manage the emerging digital economy speak to a fundamental fact: the role data centers will play in daily life will continue to grow exponentially over time. Millennials are growing up in a world where data drives their lives. One million … [Read more...]

Why Energy-as-a-Service Microgrids are the Logical Next Step for California — and the Rest of the US

Alphastruxture

California often serves as a bellwether, and now it’s ringing an alarm about a new electric grid vulnerability. While hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and tornadoes have been chief perpetrators of widespread U.S. power outages in the past, an even more devastating foe has emerged in California: wildfires. But there may be a cost-effective solution — … [Read more...]

How Reshaping Regulation Will Reshape the Grid

regulation

As technology advances, customers’ use of electricity evolves, and threats to electricity delivery mount, significant changes are needed in the electric utility sector. Electric utilities will need to make significant shifts in their priorities and in how their performance is evaluated. The electric utility industry needs new regulatory models, … [Read more...]

Capturing the Full Value of Renewable Energy for Business in ERCOT

Renewable Energy

Today’s smart businesses are seeking ways to green their electric supply and leverage the increasingly favorable prices of renewable energy. In fact, commercial and industrial customers contracted for more renewable megawatts in 2018 than ever before. Technology and data companies lead the way. But in the next few years, the industrial sector … [Read more...]

PowerSecure Highlights Commitment to On-Site Power Reliability

Power Reliability

Mission-critical enterprises use microgrids with on-site power systems to achieve the highest possible reliability. Power outages are increasingly unacceptable at military bases, health-care facilities, data centers, distribution centers, and retail facilities. A disturbance that is literally faster than the blink of an eye can damage equipment, … [Read more...]

Maximizing the Value of On-Site Power Generation with EPA Tier 4 Final Stationary Engines

Stationary Engines

Whether for standby power, base-load power generation or built-in redundancy for critical assets, many organizations install stationary engines at their facilities so they may generate their own power. Because these stationary engines are relatively commonplace, they collectively have an impact on air quality and public health, so the Environmental … [Read more...]

Microgrids for Retail Report: How Retailers Can Increase Electric Reliability

business microgrid

 MICROGRIDS FOR RETAIL SPECIAL REPORT Businesses lose billions of dollars every year from loss of power. When those businesses are retail stores, the community also suffers. Food and water become scarce. Essential goods are difficult to find. And it can be hard to get around if gasoline is unavailable. Further, customers lose confidence in … [Read more...]

Driving Resiliency Through Your Organization’s Energy Infrastructure

energy infrastructure

Leaders in large corporations, government agencies, and other organizations face numerous challenges in running their day-to-day operations. For them, energy – the lifeblood of many organizations – has historically been seen as reliable, and occasional power outages considered an inevitable cost of doing business. However, these same organizations … [Read more...]

Biogas Microgrid

Butler farms microgrid

Power from pig manure has proven to be an innovative solution to several farm challenges for a unique hog farm in rural Lillington, N.C. This report explores how Butler Farms installed lagoon covers for animal waste to not only reduce odors and eliminate rainwater ingress, but also to capture biogas to utilize as a renewable energy … [Read more...]

A Comparison of Fuel Choice for Backup Generators

natural gas backup generators

The costs of a power outage to a business can be substantial, including losses in product, revenue, productivity, and customers. With increasing severe weather events and disasters triggering greater numbers of costly power outages, there is a growing interest in generators for reliable backup power. This report discusses the costs and benefits … [Read more...]