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FERC Decision and Recognition of Microgrids - Time for an industry voice?

Robert Thornton, IDEA As we all know, on Monday January 8, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a unanimous decision to terminate Docket No RM18-1-000, which addressed the Proposed Rule on Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing (Proposed Rule), submitted to the Commission...

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Engie and Macquarie make joint investment in battery storage firm

Diarmaid Williams, Power Engineering International Summary Engie and Macquarie Group have come together to invest £3m in Newcastle, England-based battery storage firm Connected Energy. Connected Energy uses spent battery packs from electric vehicles to create on-site energy storage...

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Opportunity knocks for industrial energy users

Ralf Kortner, Decentralized Energy Summary The UK’s high intensive industrial energy consumers continue to face stubbornly excessive energy costs, ongoing carbon reduction commitments and future power supply uncertainties. Over 55 per cent of a current energy bill is made up of non...

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Advanced Energy Supply Strategies for Resilient Applications - Power Storage, Solar Turbines

Summary This presentation shares how adding battery storage can improve system efficiency and resiliency. Speaker Daniel Fingelton, Solar Turbines #Presentation #Military #Symposium #2017 #SolarPV #BatteryStorage #Resiliency #EnergyEfficiency #Optimization


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Massachusetts Gives Out $20M In Grants To Grow Energy Storage Market

Michael P. Norton, State House News Service (Gov. Charlie Baker announced the recipients of the state grants for energy storage projects in Mass. (Photo Courtesy: Massachusetts Clean Energy Center) Summary State government grants totaling $20 million are being handed out Thursday to grow...

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Partnership aims to advance renewable energy via storage and microgrid training

David Riley, Penn State News Virtual reality is used in the Energy Storage and Microgrid Training and Certification (ESAM-TAC) program to simulate batteries and solar equipment and help expose students to complex systems and high-voltage equipment without risks of electrical...

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The Future of Microgrids

Summary One of the rapidly emerging market opportunities for energy storage is microgrids. This is particularly the case with islands in the multi-megawatt range, which already face high fossil generation costs. This is also true in congested urban locations, where weak grid infrastructure and...


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Energy Storage for Microgrids

Summary ESS will brief on the use of a long-duration energy storage system to significantly reduce fuel consumption from fossil fuel generation in a military forward operating base (FOB). The US Army Corps of Engineers is testing alternative strategies for reducing fuel needs in FOBs. Typical...


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Optimization of Microgrid Assets Using Artificial Intelligence

Summary Many campus energy systems are a conglomeration of assets (equipment) that are operated by control systems that are programed for safe operations. The equipment is dispatched based on native knowledge. The application of Artificial Intelligence into an overall control scheme will...


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Blue Lake Rancheria Microgrid: Challenges and successes in designing, building, and operating a remote community microgrid

Summary The Blue Lake Rancheria Microgrid sets a new standard for remote community energy projects. Nestled in the rolling forests of Northern California, Blue Lake Rancheria is in the heart of PG&E’s outage-prone service territory. With goals including support for 7 days islanded...