Autoconfiguration of Microgrid Controls

microgrid controls

 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory and U.S. Army Research Laboratories have developed a new interoperable communications standard for controlling microgrid systems called Military Standard Tactical Microgrid System. This paper describes how autonomous microgrid controls and protection systems are automatically configured without human involvement.

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Microgrid Solution Provides Reliability When Off Is Not an Option

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Microgrid

Get the new report that highlights how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Navy selected Ameresco to design and install three comprehensive energy conservation projects under an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), as well as a microgrid solution funded by a grant to demonstrate islanding capabilities which eliminates downtime during a loss of the electric public utility at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. 

Parris Island Microgrid, Deep Energy Retrofit Reduced Utility Energy Demand by 75%

parris island microgrid

 The United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island selected Ameresco in 2015 to deploy combined heat and power (CHP) and solar photovoltaic (PV) generation assets and to integrate them with a battery energy storage system (BESS) and a microgrid control system (MCS) capable of fast load shedding. Get the new white paper that explores the project’s benefits, technology, size and more. 

Cybersecurity Considerations for Electrical Distribution Systems

Cyber Threats

There is increasing concern regarding cybersecurity across industries where companies are steadily integrating field devices into enterprise-wide information systems. A new white paper provides high-level guidance to help customers across industries and applications apply Eaton solutions for power management of electrical systems in accordance with current cybersecurity standards.

Microgrid Evolution Fuels Smarter Energy Management

energy management

Electrical power is essential. Our homes, businesses, healthcare, community infrastructure and educational institutions all rely on power. Yet, due to an aging infrastructure and increasing demand, our electrical grid is not as reliable or resilient as we need. Download this white paper to learn more about smart energy alternatives.

How to Design and Operate a Microgrid

This paper describes the design and operation of the microgrid installed for the US Department of Defense at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. To learn more about how to design and operating a microgrid download this white paper.

Microgrid Workshop 2012

microgrid workshop 2012

The Smart Grid R&D Program, within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), convened this second Microgrid Workshop on July 30-31, 2012, in Chicago, Illinois. This followed the initial workshop in August 2011. Both workshops were designed to seek input from the microgrid community on ongoing and future DOE microgrid R&D efforts.