Dawn of the Utility Microgrid: The Path to a Profitable Future

utility microgrids

So how can utilities continue to fulfill their service reliability obligations of today, while also integrating the distributed energy and up-and-coming technologies of tomorrow? Download the new white paper from Siemens and learn more about how today’s utilities are beginning to prepare by entering discussions around grid modernization, DER compensation, and business model transformation, by sharply enhancing core utility priorities, such as reliability, resiliency, and efficiency.

Navigating Local Utility Requirements for Microgrids: Lessons from New York

Microgrid Utility Requirements

Microgrids represent a relatively new concept that requires adapting existing frameworks. Because of that, projects must involve careful coordination between the developer, utility and the developer’s energy consultant to ensure a successful outcome. Download the new white paper from Velioa that explores how to navigate local utility requirements for microgrids.

Creating a 21st Century Utility Grid with DERMS and VPPs

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Big changes are afoot in how electricity is produced and managed. We’re seeing a shift away from centralized power plants to a new model that features distributed energy. One way for utilities to address the challenges that arise from this shift is by taking advantage of Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS) and Virtual Power Plants (VPPs). Download the new Microgrid Knowledge Special Report, brought to you by Enbala, that identifies distributed energy resource challenges and explains how DERMS and VPPs address them.

Integrated Distribution Management Systems

n this report, we present the architecture of an integrated electric distribution system management approach based on the coordinated operation of a DMS, MCs, DERMS, and DERs. To learn more download this white paper.

Special Report on Fuel Cell Microgrids

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This special report written by the editors of Microgrid Knowledge explores why fuel cell microgrids are on the rise, how they save energy cost, and improve electrical reliability. Get your copy.

DC Coupled Solar Plus Storage

New cost-effective approaches of coupling energy storage to existing PV arrays with a DC-to-DC converter can help maximize production and profits for existing and new utility-scale installations. Six distinct solar plus storage use cases are discussed in this paper. To learn more download this guide.

Solar Plus Energy Storage

Solar is good, yet solar plus energy storage is great. However it is important to understand the options for adding energy storage if you want to maximize energy production and revenues from utility scale PV arrays. Download this white paper to learn more on finding the optimal system for adding energy storage.

Microgrid Knowledge Survey 2016

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We conducted Microgrid Knowledge survey over the spring and summer of 2016 to gauge market perceptions about the microgrid landscape and its players, markets, and policies. There were 244 responses from microgrid developers, utilities, large energy customers, policymakers, regulators, investors and others. Here are some of the topic we explore in the report.

Microgrids: New Technology, Old Challenges

The opportunities and benefits that microgrids offer their project owners include:

• Increased penetration and impact of renewable energy sources;
• Experience with new DER and control technologies and business models; and
• Additional electric system resiliency and availability.