Category: Utilities
First Non-Recourse Project Financing for Utility “Behind the Meter” Battery Energy Storage

First Non-Recourse Project Financing for Utility “Behind the Meter” Battery Energy Storage

CIT has completed the first non-recourse project financing package for Macquarie Capital, which is working with Advanced Microgrid Solutions, to bring 50-MW of "behind the meter" ...

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New Secretary of Defense James Mattis Supports Solar Military Microgrids To ‘Remove Tether of Fuel’

New Secretary of Defense James Mattis Supports Solar Military Microgrids To ‘Remove Tether of Fuel’

As Coalition Forces stormed Baghdad in 2003, the commanders knew they had a significant Achilles heel. They didn't know how long they had to defeat Saddam's regime before the ...

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Self-Driving Batteries, Virtual Microgrids, and Other Uber-like Future Energy Models

Self-Driving Batteries, Virtual Microgrids, and Other Uber-like Future Energy Models

This new slideshare from Professor Damien Ernst describes microgrids, V2G (Vehicle To Grid), autonomous vehicle energy delivery, and other futuristic models for the ...

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Biggest Drivers Of US Electric Grid Transformation According to DOE

Biggest Drivers Of US Electric Grid Transformation According to DOE

According to the 2nd Quadrennial Energy Review, here the key trends shaping the electricity sector today.  It also reads as a list of opportunities for microgrids. Increasing ...

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World’s First Open Microgrid Lets Commercial Zones Co-Invest and Optimize Energy Resources

World’s First Open Microgrid Lets Commercial Zones Co-Invest and Optimize Energy Resources

Two new pilot projects, dubbed 'E-Cloud' seek to develop and optimize open microgrids in Belgium's industrial zones. E-cloud is funded by the local Wallonia government.  The ...

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A Solar-Storage Microgrid for Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A Solar-Storage Microgrid for Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Small in size at 10-kW of solar power and 95-kWh of zinc-iron battery energy storage, the proposed project nonetheless highlights the leading role the National Park Service and ...

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New Community Microgrid Projects Crop Up in Seattle and Santa Monica

New Community Microgrid Projects Crop Up in Seattle and Santa Monica

Community microgrids are cropping up in a growing number of states as government, civic and business leaders look to shore up energy security, grid reliability and resilience, ...

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How Can Microgrids and Utilities Become Best Buds?

How Can Microgrids and Utilities Become Best Buds?

The term microgrid used to give utility executives sleepless nights and indigestion. These small, self-reliant systems would pop up, seemingly like mushrooms, within a utility’s ...

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Bipartisan Microgrid Support Helps Push Energy Bill Forward

Bipartisan Microgrid Support Helps Push Energy Bill Forward

At 85-12, the senate has passed the first energy bill since 2007 with overwhelming bi-partisan support.  It's a historic $37.5 billion energy and water bill that could shape the ...

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How Distributed Microgrids Limit The Need For Spinning Reserves

How Distributed Microgrids Limit The Need For Spinning Reserves

The best way to ensure reliability on the electric grid is to assume everything will eventually fail, and be prepared with backup systems. Redundancy is essential for building ...

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