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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

Leveraging Wholesale Markets to Create the Affordable Microgrid

Leveraging Wholesale Markets to Create the Affordable Microgrid icrogrids are not just for reliability. They also are used to manage energy pricing through leveraging wholesale markets. We explain how in part five of this six-part Microgrid Knowledge Special Report Series on reliability-as-a-service and the affordable microgrid. Gas-fired microgrids offer operational flexibility that is crucial to … Continue reading Leveraging Wholesale Markets to Create the Affordable Microgrid

Microgrid s as Resilient Energy Infrastructure

Microgrids as Resilient Energy Infrastructure The National Academy of Sciences defines “resilience” as the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events. Since the September 2017 DOE NOPR to FERC, the energy industry has been working overtime to better define resilience. FERC unanimously set aside the “90 … Continue reading Microgrid s as Resilient Energy Infrastructure

Say Hello to Hybrid Microgrid s: Renewable s, Storage, Diesel, and Intelligence

Say Hello to Hybrid Microgrids: Renewables, Storage, Diesel, and Intelligence When is a D+ grade acceptable? The answer should be never. But that’s the state of the U.S. power grid according to the 2017 infrastructure report card issued by the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE). And the impact of this year’s catastrophic hurricane season … Continue reading Say Hello to Hybrid Microgrid s: Renewable s, Storage, Diesel, and Intelligence

DOE identifies possible microgrid opportunities in #Puerto_Rico

DOE identifies possible microgrid opportunities in Puerto Rico In a blog post last week, DOE’s Walker said he has spent more than two weeks in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to assess recovery efforts, and “while there I saw successes, challenges, and opportunities.” While Puerto Rico has received more media coverage following the … Continue reading DOE identifies possible microgrid opportunities in #Puerto_Rico

Microgrid 2017: #ComEd CEO Sees Microgrid s Emerging as “Defining Infrastructure”

Microgrid 2017: ComEd CEO Sees Microgrids Emerging as “Defining Infrastructure” Microgrids offer answers to some of the most important questions facing the electric industry as it undergoes a technological tsunami, said Microgrid 2017 keynote speaker, Anne Pramaggiore, president and CEO of utility giant Commonwealth Edison. Held in Boston, the Nov. 6-8 event attracted more than … Continue reading Microgrid 2017: #ComEd CEO Sees Microgrid s Emerging as “Defining Infrastructure”

The World’s Tiniest Power Market Will Leverage Big Data to Sell Solar

The World’s Tiniest Power Market Will Leverage Big Data to Sell Solar It will be the world’s smallest electricity market. In mid-December, National Grid Plc will flip the switch on an automated trading system that pays hospitals and research facilities at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to sell electricity from their onsite solar panels, batteries … Continue reading The World’s Tiniest Power Market Will Leverage Big Data to Sell Solar