Energy storage in California is about to get much cleaner—Here’s how

“California recently joined other leading states, provinces, cities, and corporations around the world by setting an ambitious 100 percent carbon-free electricity target. It’s a landmark, not because California was the first, but because it is the biggest. The state ranks as the fifth-largest economy in the world. Achieving 100 percent carbon-free electricity means lots of…

Turnkey microgrids can drive down costs

“Go Electric is working toward installing a microgrid system in a day, she says. Go Electric’s system takes battery storage, adds microgrid controls and uninterruptible power on top, establishing a central “hub” that DERs are connected to. Renewables can also be part of the system. Go Electric’s system connects all of a company’s generators. Go…

Advanced energy programs and strategies in the North Bay Community Resilience Initiative – May 24

The second webinar on the North Bay Community Resilience Initiative will feature Rachel Kuykendall of Sonoma Clean Power and John Sarter of Microgrid Development Group. They will cover: -The Advanced Energy Rebuild program for the North Bay, a joint effort of Sonoma Clean Power, Pacific Gas & Electric, and the Bay Area Air Quality Management…

How to ensure resilience in the grid of the future

“A low-carbon world is an electrified world. But electricity has an Achilles heel: it is vulnerable. And will become more so as digitalization progresses and extreme weather increases, notes Mark Byrne of the Total Environment Centre in Australia. To reduce vulnerability, Byrne believes we need to create a system of enmeshed micro-grids. Keywords: “mutual interdependence”.”…

Grid-Scale Energy Storage Conference – June 6-7

Attend ACI’s 4th National Grid-Scale Energy Storage Conference, June 6-7, 2018, San Francisco, CA to discover the significant market opportunities for energy storage, including government policy and regulatory initiatives, new requirements for transmission and distribution of power in electric markets, increased utilization of distributed energy systems and the integration of storage into smart grid platforms.…

BayREN March Forum | Increasing Reliability and Resiliency with Microgrids

“Microgrids are localized grids that have the potential to improve reliability and resiliency of the grid, offer a backup energy solution for communities during grid outages, and contribute to achieving California’s clean energy future. This forum aims to help local governments, utilities and the private sector understand the benefits of microgrids, what to expect when…

Fire-torn northern California becomes ‘Living Lab’ for microgrids

“The Stone Edge Microgrid survived the fires. Now its owners are developing a new project, incorporating lessons learned. The plan to bring power to Stone Edge’s remote vineyard has become another test case for off-grid technology: the Silver Cloud microgrid project. This time, unlike at the original Stone Edge site, there will be no grid backup.”…

How a solar microgrid is helping an indigenous California Tribe achieve community resiliency

“Several years ago, the tribe started looking into solar power, both as a low-cost clean energy resource and an economic opportunity for its members. Taking advantage of a state program for low-income households, the tribe partnered with nonprofit GRID Alternatives to put solar power on 80 homes on the reservation and train 20 tribal members…

ICEPAG 2018: Microgrid Global Summit – Mar. 27-29

***EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS END FEBRUARY 19*** The Summit captures an integrated view of sustainable energy resources, enhanced performance of the electrical grid, and increased grid resiliency and reliability with a focus on: Existing and Emerging  Microgrids Institutional Industry Military Commercial Community Rural Powering Microgrids Renewable Power Clean, Firm, 24/7 Load-Following DER Support Microgrid Control Microgrid…

Microgrids: From Niche to $100 Billion Market

“Navigant Research is forecasting cumulative micro-grid investments of over $100 billion over the next decade. It is convinced that micro-grids are moving from a niche novelty to mainstream. Many others concur. Whether we call these micro-grids or by another name may not matter as much as the emerging consensus that much more is likely to…

Wanted in California: A Healthy Market for Microgrids

“California pioneered state policies for deploying solar and energy storage. Now it’s turning its attention to microgrids. The state’s energy agencies released a draft microgrid roadmap September 29, drawing from a more than year-long process spanning five workshops with stakeholder input from industry, utilities and academia. The goal: to identify challenges and opportunities presented by microgrids.“ Click here to…

Microgrids-as-a-Service: A New Approach to Solve Resiliency, Efficiency, Sustainability Challenges

This webinar from Greentech Media will discuss how municipal, district, institutional, commercial campus or large buildings can benefit from a “Microgrid-as-a-Service” business model approach to stabilize their long-term energy costs and upgrade critical energy infrastructure without up-front capital. Click here to register
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