Category: Distributed Energy Resources

Microgrids can be characterized as a strategic network of distributed energy resources (DER).  These include supply-side resources like solar PV, wind, diesel gensets, CHP plants, and energy storage.  Increasingly, microgrids are looking at demand-side DER to reduce the load.  This ‘negawatt’ approach reduces the need for energy storage and increases the amount of variable renewable energy the microgrid can handle.

Distributed Energy Resources present enormous opportunity, and can be put anywhere on a microgrid or utility grid. However, the utility grid is not designed to get value from DER.

Australia’s “Sunshine State” Issues Solar Rooftop Public Housing Tenders

Australia’s “Sunshine State” Issues Solar Rooftop Public Housing Tenders

The Queensland Dept. of Housing and Public Works is soliciting "Expressions of Interest" from qualified solar energy design, engineering and installation companies to install ...

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Microgrids without Subsidy? Check Out the C&I Market

Microgrids without Subsidy? Check Out the C&I Market

Microgrids often need some form of policy support. This is especially so for microgrids that are deployed for a public purpose, such as community resilience. Because utility ...

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Microgrid 2.0 and Aging U.S. Grid Infrastructure

Microgrid 2.0 and Aging U.S. Grid Infrastructure

“Microgrid 2.0 deployments are going to eclipse those done in the old way simply because of the economic benefits, which are in addition to improved resiliency and ...

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San Francisco, Los Angeles Outages Highlight Growing Risks, Rising Costs of Aging Power Infrastructure

San Francisco, Los Angeles Outages Highlight Growing Risks, Rising Costs of Aging Power Infrastructure

The threats and costs associated with aging power grid infrastructure are rising, challenges that can be met by emerging "Microgrid 2.0" technology and systems, according to ...

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India’s Juice Power Moves Forward with Solar Microgrids Program

India’s Juice Power Moves Forward with Solar Microgrids Program

Italy's TerniEnergia is to build the first of Juice Power's planned three smart grid-connected solar-storage microgrids, which will be located at commercial and industrial sites ...

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TenneT, IBM Launch Pilot Distributed Energy-Blockchain Projects in Germany and the Netherlands

TenneT, IBM Launch Pilot Distributed Energy-Blockchain Projects in Germany and the Netherlands

The pioneering, utility-scale distributed energy-grid integraion projects will incorporate utility customers electric vehicle (EV) and household battery storage capacity and make ...

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Public-Private Partnership Results in Low-Carbon Community Microgrid for Blue Lake Rancheria Native American Tribe

Public-Private Partnership Results in Low-Carbon Community Microgrid for Blue Lake Rancheria Native American Tribe

Joining with the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe, Siemens, REC Solar, Tesla, the Idaho National Laboratory and Humboldt State Uiversity launched a solar PV-battery energy storage ...

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IOTA Tangle Takes the Blocks Out of Peer-to-Peer, Distributed Ledger Networks

IOTA Tangle Takes the Blocks Out of Peer-to-Peer, Distributed Ledger Networks

IOTA Tangle resolves key questions regarding blockchain-based transaction and distributed ledger systems, holding out the prospect of throwing the doors of e-mobility wide open.

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Real Estate Investment, Affordable Housing Groups Latch On to Distributed “Green” Energy Locomotive

Real Estate Investment, Affordable Housing Groups Latch On to Distributed “Green” Energy Locomotive

Teaming up with Advanced Microgrid Solutions, Kilroy Realty is outfitting five of its Los Angeles commercial buildings with a suite of Hybrid Electric Buildings Technolgoies that ...

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Demand Energy Breaks Ground on Groundbreaking Solar-Storage Microgrid in New York City

Demand Energy Breaks Ground on Groundbreaking Solar-Storage Microgrid in New York City

The Marcus Garvey Village community microgrid marks several New York grid power firsts, including the first instance of "behind the meter" solar PV plus energy storage being ...

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