Microgrids Grow Popular for Storm Resilience in Cities

Microgrids Grow Popular for Storm Resilience in Cities

The aftermath of hurricanes sweeping the United States is spurring interest in new microgrid development among city officials, according to the Environmental Defense Fund. As a result, localized power grids that can function independently from the main grid are rising in popularity. As Ellen Shenette, … Read more…

EaaS Platform for DER and Microgrids Announced

EaaS Platform for DER and Microgrids Announced

San Francisco-based Dynamic Energy Networks (DEN) announced strategic alliances with Schneider Electric and the Carlyle Group today for a new platform to own and operate microgrids as well as distributed energy resources. The platform is aimed at providing energy-as-a-service (EaaS) financing and infrastructure to organizations … Read more…

Revenue from Energy Storage for Microgrids to Total More Than $22 Billion in the Next Decade

Revenue from Energy Storage for Microgrids to Total More Than $22 Billion in the Next Decade

A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for energy storage for microgrids (ESMG), providing an analysis of trends and market dynamics, with forecasts for capacity and revenue that extend through 2026. Interest in energy storage-enabled microgrids is growing alongside an increase in … Read more…

Missouri Saves More than $1 Million by Reducing Energy Use

Missouri Saves More than $1 Million by Reducing Energy Use

  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced it has saved $1.2 million in energy costs since 2010, including more than $250,000 in 2016 alone. To reach such savings, MDC installed LED lighting in its largest buildings and switched to climate-controlled systems to adjust building … Read more…

Japan Moves Toward Microgrids and Distributed Power Generation

Japan Moves Toward Microgrids and Distributed Power Generation

To increase resiliency, Japanese cities are quietly moving away from large-scale power toward microgrids, distributed generation, and smart energy systems, Reuters reports. The switch is being led by Higashi-Matsushima, a coastal city of nearly 40,000 in Miyagi Prefecture that was hit by the 2011 earthquake … Read more…

Aaron Daly, Global Director of Energy Management – Whole Foods Market

Aaron Daly, Global Director of Energy Management – Whole Foods Market

“I think that the stresses on the corporate energy manager will increase over the coming years. As reliability and resilience become key corporate concerns, along with sustainability and climate policies, the role of the energy manager becomes

Commonwealth Edison and Illinois Tech to Create Experimental Microgrids

Commonwealth Edison and Illinois Tech to Create Experimental Microgrids

  It was announced today that Commonwealth Edison and the Illinois Institute of Technology are partnering to create two microgrids that experiment with new technologies that could better provide electricity during severe weather events. The partnership is made possible with grants from the US Department … Read more…

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