Intel Sees New Business Opportunities as Distributed Energy Loads Grow

Intel Sees New Business Opportunities as Distributed Energy Loads Grow

Intel Corporation sees new business opportunities in growing distributed energy loads that require more computation capabilities.

US Army Targets Energy Resiliency Through Microgrid Projects

US Army Targets Energy Resiliency Through Microgrid Projects

The US Army is using clean energy projects to begin targeting resiliency through microgrids, executive director of the US Army’s Office of Energy Initiatives Michael F. McGhee said at the recent Microgrid Global Innovation Forum in Washington, DC.

Residents of Puerto Rico to Get Distributed Power Platform

Residents of Puerto Rico to Get Distributed Power Platform

Fairbanks Morse, an engine manufacturing company, has announced that it has delivered its PoweReliability-as-a-Service platform to a Fortune 500 company in Puerto Rico. The installation provides a dual fuel combined heat and power (CHP) microgrid with approximately 10 megawatts of capacity. The PoweReliability-as-a-Service offering will … Read more…

Hawaiian Developer and Project Investment Company Sign DER Agreement

Hawaiian Developer and Project Investment Company Sign DER Agreement

Hawaii-based Kokua Aina Energy and project investment company Crescendo Power signed an agreement to develop and fund distributed energy resource projects.

FERC Opens US Wholesale Energy Markets To Battery and Electric Storage Systems

FERC Opens US Wholesale Energy Markets To Battery and Electric Storage Systems

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued an order allowing the participation of electric storage resources in the capacity, energy, and ancillary services markets operated by regional transmission organizations and independent system operators. FERC’s vote to open US wholesale energy markets to batteries and other … Read more…

Demand Flexibility as the Key to an Efficient Grid

Demand Flexibility as the Key to an Efficient Grid

Demand flexibility can be a lower-cost, less-polluting alternative to natural gas-fired power plants for balancing renewable energy on the grid, according to the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). The organization’s new research report, “Demand Flexibility: The Key to Enabling a Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Grid,” shows how demand … Read more…

New Orleans Will Explore ‘Smart City’ Approach To Energy

New Orleans Will Explore ‘Smart City’ Approach To Energy

The New Orleans City Council’s Utility, Cable, Telecommunications, and Technology Committee unanimously passed a resolution this week to explore a “smart city” approach that could include grid modernization and energy-efficient buildings. Smart cities have taken off in recent years around the world, defined by their … Read more…

Developing a Self-Sustaining Microgrid: Q&A with Stone Edge Farm’s Craig Wooster

Developing a Self-Sustaining Microgrid: Q&A with Stone Edge Farm’s Craig Wooster

Stone Edge Farm is a 16-acre estate owned by Mac and Leslie McQuown in Sonoma, California, that includes a winery known for producing Cabernet Sauvignon from organically-grown grapes. In 2013, Mac and experienced electrical engineering contractor Craig Wooster embarked on an open-source microgrid project to … Read more…

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