How Microgrids Can Best Unlock the Potential of Renewables: An Interview with Dirk van Ouwerkerk of Anbaric

Anbaric is a project development company located near Boston, MA that specializes in early stage development of large-scale electric transmission systems (especially controllable DC lines) and small, medium and large scale microgrid projects.…

To Thrive, Microgrids Must Help the Macrogrid

To thrive, localized microgrids and any distributed — or onsite — energy resources (DERs) that they support must provide value to the established energy infrastructure as well as to its local customers. They also must come down in price,…

Microgrids for Rockaway? CB 14 hears what and where

So the Request for Proposals put out by PSE&G Long Island calls for a series of microgrids in “Western Long Island.” You would think that the utility that provides electricity to all of Nassau and Suffolk Counties as well as Rockaway…

Microgrids Flourishing in Spite of Regulatory Barriers

There’s been an uptick in U.S. microgrid activity as developers discover new ways  to monetize value streams outside of remote and island communities. According to GTM Research’s recently published North American Microgrid 2015 report,…

Report: Microgrids are ‘central pillars of today’s local energy revolution’

MicrogridKnowledge.com has issued a free white paper aimed at educating community leaders about microgrids and how they can be developed. While the paper is fairly broad, sketching out general concepts and defining terms, it notes that microgrids…

Let’s Remove The Barriers To More NTAs

Non-Transmission Alternatives are electric utility system investments and operating practices that can defer – or even possibly completely replace – the need for specific transmission projects, at lower total resource cost, by reliably reducing…

3 States Lead A Power Market Revolution

California, Hawaii and New York are radically reforming their state regulatory processes, and eventually their energy markets, to accelerate the integration of distributed energy resources (DER) into the grid. Power market reforms in these…

NY Awards Money to 83 Community Microgrids; Reports Groundswell of Interest in NY Prize

New York today awarded 83 prizes of $100,000 each for community microgrid feasibility studies through the $40 million NY Prize program. The planned community microgrids are located throughout the state but are heavily centered in the demand-heavy…

NY Prize Stage 1 Awards: Who, Why and What’s it Mean for Community Microgrids

New York showed itself as the nation’s leader in community microgrid development July 8 by awarding funds for an unprecedented 83 projects through its $40 million NY Prize. No other state has made such a vigorous foray into this type…