Tag Archives: Tom Nyquist

International District Energy Association and Microgrid Resources Coalition announce merger

TheNEWS reports as breaking news that the International District Energy Association (IDEA) and the Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC) announced a merger agreement to integrate the resources and technical and regulatory expertise of the MRC into IDEA as part of a … Continue reading

Posted in Industry News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Microgrid advocates IDEA and Microgrid Resources Coalition join forces

Robert Walton reports in Utility Dive: Dive Brief: The International District Energy Association (IDEA) and the Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC), both advocates for grid edge technologies and policies, announced they will join forces to integrate resources alongside technical and regulatory expertise. The … Continue reading

Posted in Industry News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

International District Energy Association and Microgrid Resources Coalition announce merger to promote wider adoption of microgrids

WESTBOROUGH, MA – May 18, 2016 – The International District Energy Association (IDEA) and the Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC) today announced a merger agreement to integrate the resources and technical and regulatory expertise of the MRC into IDEA as part … Continue reading

Posted in IDEA Activity, Industry News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Video: What is a microgrid?

Members of the Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC) explain the key functions of a microgrid and how it can operate in parallel with the main power grid or in isolation mode when necessary. Watch the video:

Posted in Industry News | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two years after Hurricane Sandy, recognition of Princeton University’s microgrid still surges

Morgan Kelly reports in News at Princeton, a publication of Princeton University on growing interest in Princeton’s microgrid as an exemplar of design and performance.  Princeton is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA). In the nearly two … Continue reading

Posted in Industry News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Princeton University’s microgrid: How to partner, not part from the grid

This article by Elisa Wood is an excerpt from Energy Efficiency Markets’ special report, “Think Microgrids,” downloadable here, free of charge, courtesy of  the report’s underwriters: the International District Energy Association (IDEA), Schneider Electric and Microgrid Knowledge. Princeton University’s microgrid is now … Continue reading

Posted in Industry News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to keep the lights on after a superstorm

Caren Chesler writes in Scientific American that a planned micro grid in Hoboken, New Jersey, could be a model for making other communities more resilient to extreme weather. For five days after Hurricane Sandy hit on October 29, 2012, large … Continue reading

Posted in Industry News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Not ready for prime time: 10 Microgrid quotes from the ARPA-E Summit

How real is the microgrid opportunity? According to Katherine Tweed of Greentechgrid.com, who covered the recent 2014 ARPA-E Energy Summit in Washington, D.C., while there great interest and potential in microgrids’ resilient capabilities of islanding and black-start—there are also a number … Continue reading

Posted in Industry News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Microgrid: Did I just see energy history made in Atlanta?

Elisa Wood reports in Energy Efficiency Markets.com: Every once in a while, after  a lot of humdrum news, something really cool comes along, the kind of thing that can reshape the energy industry. That’s what might have happened last week … Continue reading

Posted in IDEA Activity, Industry News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Princeton University on track to achieve its 2020 emissions target

Brendan McGrath, Staff Writer, reports in The Times of Trenton via www.nj.com that Princeton University has made substantial progress on an ambitious plan it launched five years ago to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions to 1990 levels by the year … Continue reading

Posted in Industry News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment