The important role of improved energy efficiency in microgrid projects

Why do microgrid projects need to start with energy monitoring and energy efficiency? Jules Nohra, director of optimisation services, Veolia North America, explains in an interview with Yasmin Ali, Microgrid Knowledge contributor to its website.   Why Microgrid Projects Start with Energy Monitoring and Energy Efficiency Why is it important to make a facility as … Continue reading The important role of improved energy efficiency in microgrid projects

One Native American tribe in California has taken major step to cope with the erratic climate conditions

California has been hit by drought, by fires, by floods, by erratic climate patterns.  In many cases, power has had to be shut off to avoid the risk of wildfires. Scott Wilson writes in the Washington Post about one Native American tribe in California that solved the problem by setting up its own microgrid.   … Continue reading One Native American tribe in California has taken major step to cope with the erratic climate conditions

More microgrids installed in Western Australia

The low carbon energy transition in Australia is bringing interesting results.  In parts of Western Australia,  transmission lines are being removed and microgrids are replacing them. This is due to the boost from renewable energy and battery storage.  Steve Hanley explains in an article on the CleanTechnica website.   Western Australia Utility Removing Poles & … Continue reading More microgrids installed in Western Australia

Microgrids offer a way to lessen or even eliminate the complexity of fleet electrification

GTM Creative Strategies writes on the GreenTech Media website about the important role microgrids play.  To start with, they provide EV charging flexibility in terms of power and cost savings.   Why Electrified Transportation Needs Microgrids Government officials in Montgomery County, Maryland don’t have to speculate about the importance of energy resilience. In 2012 a … Continue reading Microgrids offer a way to lessen or even eliminate the complexity of fleet electrification

The challenges of bringing electricity to many regions in Africa

John-Henry Holtzkamp writes on the Renewable Energy World website about the use of microgrids to help bring more electricity to villages in Tanzania.   How a “Friendly” Solar and Storage Microgrid is Increasing the Standard of Living in Tanzania While Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent, it is the most “electricity poor” region … Continue reading The challenges of bringing electricity to many regions in Africa

Neighbourhood in Brooklyn, New York sets up its own microgrid

We are seeing new developments almost daily in energy markets. Julian Spector writes in The Guardian about a new microgrid developed for a social housing complex in Brooklyn. Have you seen similar efforts in other cities? Let us know.   Brooklyn's social housing microgrid rewrites relationships with utility companies Residents of a social housing complex … Continue reading Neighbourhood in Brooklyn, New York sets up its own microgrid

How the micro-grid market can be supported

Onsite power generation at remote locations presents an attractive business case for many renewable energy companies but at the same time requires considerable market introduction efforts, says Dr. Thomas Hillig, in an article on the Renewable Energy Focus website.   Measures to stimulate the micro-grid market In many traditional renewable energy key markets, framework conditions … Continue reading How the micro-grid market can be supported

Progress being made in microgrid development

In order to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy, microgrids are also necessary. Arnaud Henin reviews on the EnergyCollective website the progress made in 2015.   Global Renewable Microgrid Deployment Growth in 2015 Set to Continue in 2016 It is time to review the progress and status of renewable microgrid development around the world. The … Continue reading Progress being made in microgrid development

Obama’s Clean Power Plan will also encourage development of microgrids

Elisa Wood writes on the Energyefficiencymarkets website that the US Clean Power Plan is also expected to lead to the development of microgrids.   How the Clean Power Plan Will Spur More Microgrids…Eventually The Clean Power Plan is likely to spur more microgrid development, offering a new and different kind of public policy support for … Continue reading Obama’s Clean Power Plan will also encourage development of microgrids