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.

Test & Implementation Framework for IEC 61850-based Microgrid Power Management Systems

IEC 61850 GOOSE messaging permits a high degree of flexibility in implementing new functions using existing Ethernet-based control systems. In this case, because the plant Ethernet system existed and was originally designed for protection-grade performance, adding the equipment and signal paths for the power management system was substantially less expensive than it might have been otherwise.

Oasis Microgrids Speed Recovery from Large-Scale System Events

Oasis microgrid planning helps speed utility response and recovery to disaster scenarios of several sorts. These activities improve local resiliency and encourage use of DER. As traditional microgrid economics and regulations become more favorable, oasis microgrid planning may offer one more reason for private owners to install them. Finally, these preparations serve to create a more flexible electric grid that can operate more reliably at nearly any available scale.