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Cook Islands Boosts Microgrid Capabilities with Storage

Cook Islands Boosts Microgrid Capabilities with Storage Rarotonga, the remote South Pacific island that is part of the Cook Islands, plans to boost its microgrid capabilities with new energy storage capacity. Under the terms of a deal signed with New Zealand’s Vector Powersmart, Rolls-Royce company MTU will supply three containerized battery storage units. The MTU … Continue reading Cook Islands Boosts Microgrid Capabilities with Storage

Will a Single Utility, #PG&E, Boost the 2020 Microgrid Market by $1 Billion?

Will a Single Utility, PG&E, Boost the 2020 Microgrid Market by $1 Billion? By some estimates, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is creating a $1 billion opportunity for microgrids, meaning one utility in one year could boost the worldwide market by 10%. Not surprisingly, the California utility by its own account received a “robust” number … Continue reading Will a Single Utility, #PG&E, Boost the 2020 Microgrid Market by $1 Billion?

PJM Begins Process to Study How Utility Connected Microgrids Fit in its Market

PJM Begins Process to Study How Utility Connected Microgrids Fit in its Market The PJM Interconnection has begun a process to explore the role of utility connected microgrids in the organization’s wholesale power market. The process “is part of a general effort to make sure PJM rules can accommodate all types of cases and resources … Continue reading PJM Begins Process to Study How Utility Connected Microgrids Fit in its Market

#ABB Wants to Boost Storage & Microgrid Activity with a $113-Million Fund

ABB Wants to Boost Storage & Microgrid Activity with a $113-Million Fund ABB, a global technology company that specializes in power and automation, plans to boost energy storage and microgrid installations with a $113 million fund provided by Susi Partners, a clean energy infrastructure investment advisor. Under an agreement between the two companies, ABB will … Continue reading #ABB Wants to Boost Storage & Microgrid Activity with a $113-Million Fund

Storage is the Boss for Utility-Scale Microgrid Yielding 70% Renewables

Storage is the Boss for Utility-Scale Microgrid Yielding 70% Renewables A utility-scale microgrid that uses energy storage has slashed the use of diesel fuel and allowed for up to 70 percent renewables to serve a Portuguese Island, Graciosa. he microgrid is made up of a 6-MW, 3.5-MWh battery system from Switzerland-based Leclanché, about 1.5 MW … Continue reading Storage is the Boss for Utility-Scale Microgrid Yielding 70% Renewables

Sharing systems could help building owners get more from microgrid s

Sharing systems could help building owners get more from microgrids In Chicago, a cluster of museums is exploring the case for combining energy systems, but thorny questions remain. Shared microgrids can help building owners lower costs and boost resilience, but big questions need to be sorted out first on how the systems operate. While still … Continue reading Sharing systems could help building owners get more from microgrid s

New Year’s Resolutions for the Microgrid Industry from 4 Leading Companies

New Year’s Resolutions for the Microgrid Industry from 4 Leading Companies What needs to be done in 2019 to spur more microgrid growth? We asked four microgrid industry leaders – Ameresco, S&C Electric, Schneider Electric and Siemens. Here are their New Year’s resolutions, lightly edited for brevity and clarity. Ameresco Will Agate, Ameresco’s vice president … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions for the Microgrid Industry from 4 Leading Companies

Economics Stack up for Microgrid s with Long Duration Energy Storage

Economics Stack up for Microgrids with Long Duration Energy Storage Long duration energy storage offers “value-add economics” for microgrids and renewables integrations, according to a recent report from Lux Research. The research and advisory services firm modeled the cost of deploying different technologies for long duration energy storage for five key services: peaker plant replacement, … Continue reading Economics Stack up for Microgrid s with Long Duration Energy Storage

New battery storage and microgrid service launched

New battery storage and microgrid service launched Younicos and modular power infrastructure provider Aggreko will combine solar, batteries and microgrids into a single contract A battery storage integrator has teamed up with its parent company Aggreko to launch a new microgrid and battery storage service. Younicos and modular power infrastructure provider Aggreko will provide low-cost … Continue reading New battery storage and microgrid service launched