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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

#ComEd wants to bill ratepayers for microgrid ; critics, including Attorney General, cry foul

ComEd wants to bill ratepayers for microgrid; critics, including Attorney General, cry foul Less than a year after state funding for microgrids was rejected by the Illinois legislature, the utility ComEd is turning to ratepayers. In a filing before the Illinois Commerce Commission, the ComEd is asking for permission to charge its 3.8 million customers … Continue reading #ComEd wants to bill ratepayers for microgrid ; critics, including Attorney General, cry foul

#Puerto_Rico in talks with #Tesla for batteries; #Sonnen to help build microgrid s

Puerto Rico in talks with Tesla for batteries; Sonnen to help build microgrids But few details are available as 90% of the island is still without power. Tesla CEO Elon Musk pledged to send hundreds of energy-storing batteries to Puerto Rico to help the island recover from the devastating hurricane that took all of the … Continue reading #Puerto_Rico in talks with #Tesla for batteries; #Sonnen to help build microgrid s

DOE Invests up to $50M for Microgrid s, #Grid-Resilience & #Cybersecurity

DOE Invests up to $50M for Microgrids, Grid Resilience & Cybersecurity The Department of Energy didn’t mention microgrids much in a recent report on grid reliability, but it did back the technology today in a $50 million energy resilience and security package. microgridsThe money will go to the DOE’s national laboratories for early research on … Continue reading DOE Invests up to $50M for Microgrid s, #Grid-Resilience & #Cybersecurity

Award-Winning Microgrid in Brooklyn “REVolutionizes” the Electricity Market

Award-Winning Microgrid in Brooklyn “REVolutionizes” the Electricity Market Earlier this year, a first-of-its-kind microgrid was commissioned at the Marcus Garvey Apartment complex in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood in New York City. Like many microgrid projects, it combined renewable energy (in this case, solar PV) with battery storage, as well as a fuel cell. It’s connected to … Continue reading Award-Winning Microgrid in Brooklyn “REVolutionizes” the Electricity Market