microgrid News

  • Is this the ‘Non-Weird’ Future of Microgrids?

    Elisa Wood writes in Microgrid Knowledge about the growing relationship that is developing between CHP-enabled district energy systems and the electric utilities. ...

  • Microgrid for Neighborhoods: How Soon?

    Microgrids may be the future of the North American electric grid, but when will that future arrive – especially for the homeowner?A team led by Ontario utility PowerStream is trying to find out with a new test project. “A lot of the microgrid projects that you read about are typically large projects, hundreds of kilowatts, megawatts, running a whole university, a whole ...

  • Microgrids or VPPs or Both?

    Editor's Note: The following is a blog post by Peter Asmus, Principal Research Analyst at Navigant Research.  Originally published on April 25, it is reprinted here with permission. What’s the difference between a microgrid and a  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor Selected for Ameren Microgrid

    Schneider Electric recently announced that Ameren Corporation's newly completed utility-scale microgrid in Champaign, Illinois, is using EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor software to manage its integration of distributed energy resources (DER), including a mix of solar, wind, natural gas generation and battery storage. Decentralization, decarbonization and digitization have changed the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • NREL to Advance Technologies for Microgrid Projects

    The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is providing critical support to two new microgrid projects coordinated by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and General Electric Company (GE). The Energy Department recently announced its award of more than $8 million for seven microgrid projects-including $1.2 million each for the EPRI and GE projects-to help cities ...

  • Remote Microgrids Continue to be the Most Numerous Category of Microgrid Projects

    Although most microgrids are technically retrofit projects, microgrids have begun to move into the mainstream. Around the world, new vendors continue to enter this space with new projects and approaches. These systems, which can operate in isolation from (or in the absence of) the wider power grid, are particularly well-suited for remote communities in the developing world, where regional and ...

  • Remote Microgrids Sector Poised for Growth

    The fundamental concept of most microgrid applications can be summed up as follows: an integrated energy system consisting of distributed energy resources (DER) and multiple electrical loads operating as a single, autonomous grid either in parallel to or "islanded" from the existing utility power grid. According to organizations such as the U.S. Department of Energy, what some define as a "remote ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New Microgrid System in Flinders Island, Tasmania

    Electro Power Systems S.A. (EPS), a technology provider of energy-storage systems and microgrids, recently announced the commissioning of the new system microgrid connected in Flinders Island, northeast of Tasmania, will start in Q1 2017. EPS, in partnership with Toshiba, realized a hybrid storage system sired to Flinders Island's microgrid for Hydro Tasmania, Australia's largest producer of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Microgrid in Smart Grid 2020 Available on Researchmoz.us

    GlobalData's latest research "Microgrid in Smart Grid - Market Size, Key Issues, Regulations and Outlook to 2020" provides insight into the market scenario related to microgird in the power sector. The global microgrid is currently in the introductory stage, but is witnessing deployment in various countries such as the US, Canada, Germany, the UK, Netherlands, China and India. To ...


  • Global Microgrid Market Worth $27 Billion by 2022

      According to a new market research report "Microgrid Market, Global Forecast & Analysis (2012-2022) - Focus on Renewable Power Generation, Solar Photo-Voltaics, Wind Micro-Turbines, Battery, Energy Storage and Control Systems, By Types, Components and Characteristics" published by MarketsandMarkets, ...


  • North America Remains the Leading Region for Microgrid Deployments

    Although microgrids are a global phenomenon, geographic regions vary widely in terms of the investment, development, and deployment of microgrid projects. As new vendors continue to enter this space and previously undiscovered projects come to the fore, the robustness of the microgrid sector becomes increasingly clear. Click to tweet: According to a new tracker report ...

  • Microgrid market shifting to commercial scale projects

    Microgrids, which are smart grid networks for integrating distributed energy generation from both renewable and fossil fuel resources, are proliferating around the world in a variety of forms. Microgrids may be grid-tied or remote and are utilized in several key application segments including commercial, community, institutional, military, and remote installations. According to a new tracker ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • SolarCity Launches Microgrid Service, Available Worldwide

    SolarCity recently unveiled GridLogic, amicrogrid service that combines distributed energy resources—solar, batteries and controllable load—to enable a cleaner, more resilient and more affordable way of providing power. SolarCity’s microgrid service ensures that any community anywhere ...


    By SolarCity Corporation

  • SolarCity Launches Microgrid Service, Available Worldwide

    SolarCity® (NASDAQ: SCTY), America’s #1 solar power provider, today unveiled GridLogic, a microgrid service that combines distributed energy resources—solar, batteries and controllable load—to enable a cleaner, more resilient and more affordable way of providing power. SolarCity’s microgrid service ensures that any ...


    By SolarCity Corporation

  • NEMA Says Microgrids Essential to America's Future Infrastructure

    A new report from the National Electrical Manufacturing Association (NEMA), Powering Microgrids for the 21st-Century Electrical System, introduces the concept of microgrids as an integral component of the power delivery system of the twenty-first century. While microgrids were once viewed as islanded systems of generation and load, valued mostly for their ability to disconnect from ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Campus environments to remain the leading market for Microgrids

    Microgrids, which are pockets of distributed energy resources that can be isolated from the utility power grid, represent an attractive option for single-owner campus environments. Campus microgrids, and especially educational institutions, are currently the leading segment of the microgrid market in terms of actual online operating capacity. Interest in microgrids is now spreading beyond ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • CleanSpark Completes Installation of Comprehensive Residential Microgrid

    CleanSpark, Inc., a microgrid company that is combining a patented "stratified" downdraft gasifier along with advanced engineering, software and controls for distributed energy resource management systems, today announced it has engineered, designed and installed a fully off-grid, triple-redundant power system at a private, residential estate in Southern California. Matthew Schultz, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Identified Microgrid Capacity Has Tripled in the Last Year

    A new Tracker report from Navigant Research tracks data on known grid-tied and remote microgrid projects in the operating, planned/under development, and proposed stages, including specific information is provided on the capacity of systems using diesel, combined heat and power (CHP), solar PV, wind, and fuel cells. A host of ...

  • Remote Microgrids Now Make up More than Half of All Microgrids Deployed Globally

    A new Tracker report from Navigant Research presents data on known grid-tied and remote microgrid projects in the proposal, planning, and deployed phases, covering seven segments across six principal geographies. As of 4Q 2015, Navigant Research’s ninth edition of its Microgrid Deployment ...

  • August 22 ESTAP Webinar: A Solar Storage Microgrid for the Energy City of the Future

    On Friday, August 22, 2014 from 1 - 2 p.m. ET, Clean Energy State Alliance will host a webinar to discuss a project to build a solar plus storage microgrid located in Rutland, Vermont. OE is partnering with the State of Vermont Public Service, Green Mountain Power, and Dynapower on a resilience microgrid that will combine 2.5 MW of solar generation with 4MW of energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

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