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

healthcare facility power outages

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...]

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...]

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...]

Building a Better Microgrid with Hardware in the Loop

hardware-in-the-loop testing

The electric power grid is undergoing one of the most fundamental changes since its inception over a century ago. That transformation has been summed up as the “3 Ds,” which stands for digitalization, decentralization and decarbonization.  This value-added shift is being aided, in part, by new tools and processes, such as Hardware in the Loop … [Read more...]

Opportunities for Public Infrastructure Microgrids: Protecting our Critical Facilities

critical infrastructure microgrids

Local governments, military officials, university heads, utilities, water and waste facilities, as well as executives overseeing hospitals, transit, airports, and port authorities are exploring the feasibility of microgrids for their operations and seeking relevant examples to emulate. This microgrid guide, developed by Rima Oueid, a senior adviser … [Read more...]