Making Microgrids Work to Advance Power Resiliency

According to a recent Microgrid Knowledge study power resiliency is one of the top 3 reasons organizations and communities install a microgrid. Factors such as increasing occurrences of natural disasters, the ongoing threat of cyber attacks and growing awareness of inadequate, outdated or failing grid infrastructure all drive microgrid adoption. … [Read more...]

Microgrid Business Models and Value Chains

The new energy industry is working to categorize the various types of microgrid business models. The primary goal is to minimize microgrid system costs such as project development, system design, commissioning, service, support, and funding. Microgrid categories will help promote standardized designs – which will enable repeatable, modular, and … [Read more...]

Design and Development of a Microgrid Control System

This paper presents a centralized microgrid control system for effective operation of wind turbines and diesel engines coupled to a flywheel electrical storage component on Saint Paul Island. The wind turbines have sufficient capacity to support the entire island without using the diesel engines, allowing the formation of an islanded power system … [Read more...]

Microgrid Knowledge Guide to Gas Turbine Microgrids

gas turbine microgrid

Movement is a foot worldwide to bring new intelligence to conventional or ‘dumb’ generation. The gas turbine microgrid is central to this smartening of power generation. The term dumb generation describes the kind of conventional power plants, wind turbines or solar panels that have been used for decades. They produce megawatts, but do nothing … [Read more...]

Oasis Microgrids Speed Recovery from Large-Scale System Events

In addition to preparing the utility response to a Large-Scale System Events, the planning and preparation activities have these additional immediate benefits to the utility and its customers: • Preparing and documenting the system inventory offers improved awareness of the system assets and their condition. • Oasis system performance studies … [Read more...]

MICRO GRIDS TODAY Themes and Outcomes

The Ontario Smart Grid Forum (‘the Forum’) includes member organizations from Ontario’s utility sector, industry associations, non-profit organizations, public agencies and universities working together to propose a vision for a smart grids in Ontario and examine the many components that comprise it. It is supported by the Corporate Partners … [Read more...]

Microgrid Controller MGC600

Microgrid Controller

ABB`s microgrid controller and renewable integration platform provides a modular and scalable solution that integrates renewable power generation into microgrids that previously operated solely on fossil fuel. The key is to design a renewable power plant that can maximize return on investment, while delivering a stable, safe and reliable power … [Read more...]

Microgrid Protection and Safety

Microgrid protection

Microgrids have been proposed in order to improve reliability and stability of electrical system and to ensure power quality of grid. Microgrid consists of low voltage distribution systems with distributed energy resources, such as wind turbine and photovoltaic power systems, together with storage devices. It is essential to protect a microgrid in … [Read more...]

Microgrid Knowledge Special Report on Microgrid Financing

Finances for Microgrids

The microgrid industry is expected to see rapid growth in the coming decade. Some describe it as the next market iteration of solar. While many catalysts will drive industry growth, analysts point to microgrid financing as a primary factor. The turning point for the solar industry came when it formulated financing models — such as solar power … [Read more...]