5 Steps to Develop Microgrids Easier, Faster and at Less Cost

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To help avoid the pain points that can wreck the financial and operational assumptions for a project and turn a win-win into a lose-lose for developers and their customers, Microgrid Knowledge has prepared this five-part special report, a microgrid developers guide, made available for free download, courtesy of Siemens.

How Hardware in the Loop Addresses Challenges of Microgrid System Integration

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Microgrids play a key role in transforming the energy landscape, but Microgrid projects face several technical challenges that can impact cost and schedule performance. Get the new special report on how Hardware in the Loop (HIL) testing and model-based engineering techniques provide an effective way to address those challenges, courtesy of Typhoon HIL.

High Reliability Microgrids for an Uncertain Future

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In uncertain times, there is a need for high reliability microgrids. Calculating reliability involves understanding the risks and consequences of outages. In this white paper, PowerSecure illustrates how data collected over time improved the reliability of their microgrids from 95% to 98.7%.

The Opportunity for Propane in Microgrid Backup Generators

In their new report, the Propane Education and Research Council explain the opportunities for propane in microgrids. Propane is a low carbon fuel source that produces less soot than diesel and can help achieve emissions goals without any additional costs to the customer.

Rich Burn Generation in Today’s Power Grid

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Distributed generation is the future of the electric grid. The term, distributed generation, generally means it is distributed across the grid, rather than in centralized power plants. Why is this a good thing? Get the paper from Generac that is intended to focus on the method and rationale for why distributed generation is important, efficient and economical for the safe and reliable operation of an electric grid, and what technologies are best positioned to support it. 

Engine-driven Generators and their Criticality in Microgrids

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The purpose of the microgrid solution is to provide cleaner, more efficient, and locally-created power when compared to utility-scale distributed power typically based on coal or nuclear. The benefits have been well documented in industry. This new report from Generac contends fossil-fueled, reciprocating  engine-driven generators will continue to be the solution for the foreseeable future and enable ultimate application flexibility to have microgrid operations available whenever they are needed.