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Advancing green power: Current approach is too conventional

Joe Terrett, Plant Only 30% of survey respondents have implemented or plan to use energy storage. PHOTO: FOTOLIA Summary When it comes to energy and carbon management, businesses may believe they’re ready for a decentralized, decarbonized and digitized future, but a survey of large...

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Advanced Microgrid a Natural Fit for Wisconsin Project

Darrell Proctor, Power Magazine Immersed in technology.The Immersion Center at the Bubolz nature preserve was built from a shipping container. It houses the electrical control center, electrolyzer and other key components that run and contribute to the clean energy microgrid and it also...

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The Flexible Way to Leverage Microgrids Within a District Energy System

Summary New grid technologies such as microgrids provide innovative hardware and software to solve for increased DER integration and provide the benefits of reliable, resilient and efficient power infrastructure. However, costs have long been an obstacle for many organizations. This session...


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Microgrids as a Service Keeps Factories Up and Running

Aaron Hand, Automation World Summary As service business models multiply and flourish, suppliers are finding new ways to take advantage of their in-house capabilities to provide extended services to customers. Microgrids—traditionally owned almost entirely by end users—are beginning to emerge...

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Schneider Electric and REC Solar collaborate on Massachusetts microgrid

Kelsey Misbrener, Solar Power World Summary Schneider Electric, the global specialist in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced a project with REC Solar to build an advanced microgrid at its Foxboro, Massachusetts facility. The microgrid will be...

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Improving Operational Profits for CHP and Microgrids

Summary Combining patented real-time account software and heating/cooling network optimization software can yield substantial energy savings, often with less than 1 year payback. Microgrid Workshop Session Track Speakers Christian Dunlap, Schneider Electric Kevin Fitzgerald, Schneider...


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

Summary Microgrids-as-a-Service will be defined and 1 to 3 case studies will be shared, time permitting. Advanced approaches to solve resiliency, efficiency and sustainability challenges will be discussed. Session Track 4B Speakers Christian Dunlap, Schneider Electric ...


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Survey: Businesses have 'false sense of security' on low carbon transition

businessGreen Summary Many companies are taking action to improve energy efficiency, but far fewer are responding to new technologies such as battery storage, microgrids or CHP, new poll finds Many large corporations are limiting themselves to conventional approaches to climate change and...

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Experts: Innovative Financial Models Bolstering Rapid Growth of DERs

Sonal Patel, Power Magazine Summary The rapid growth of distributed energy resources (DERs) is spawning new financing models that could send growth for the fledgling sector soaring, upending the power sector at an even more breakneck pace. Industry executives at Distributech 2018 in San...

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Schneider Electric to Design and Build Advanced Microgrid in Milford, Connecticut

Press Release, PR Newswire ANDOVER, Mass. , Jan. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Schneider Electric , the global specialist in the digital transformation of energy management and automation and a member of IDEA, today announced an agreement to design and build a microgrid within critical...