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Microgrids as Resilient Energy Infrastructure

Content by IDEA Published by UtilityDive Summary The National Academy of Sciences defines “resilience” as the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events. Since the September 2017 DOE NOPR to FERC, the energy industry has been working...

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CampusEnergy2018 Student Video Contest Winner: University of Minnesota

Summary Launched in 2012, the Campus Energy Student Video Contest challenges students from IDEA member institutions to create a short video about their campus energy plant, focused on district energy and/or combined heat and power (CHP). The 2018 winner from the University of Minnesota shares...

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Planning for the Future: The Nation's First Cyber-Secure Microgrid at Ameren

Summary The microgrid uses various generation resources to optimize the efficiency of the power system and allow Ameren to demonstrate how microgrids can help their 2.4 million customers incorporate more distributed energy resources. Microgrid Workshop Session Track Speakers David Chiesa, S...


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Companies Utilizing Microgrids to Achieve Their Energy Strategies for the 21st Century

Summary Thousands of stakeholders are benefiting today through Microgrids. Microgrids have revolutionized the way power is produced, delivered and consumed. This discussion will walk you through the key drivers for why a microgrid, what types of microgrids there are and how a microgrid is...


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Fairbanks Morse Delivers PoweReliability-as-a-Service Solution in Puerto Rico

Press Release, Fairbanks Morse SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, March 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fairbanks Morse - an EnPro Industries company (NYSE:NPO) and leading provider of solutions that are powering the world forward - announced today that it has delivered its PoweReliability-as-a-Service...

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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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Summary The cutting edge $577M TRANSITGRID project will implement a microgrid capable of providing reliable power for vital rail systems operated by NJ TRANSIT and other operators of the Northeast Corridor (NEC). The microgrid will supply highly resilient power during critical times when the...


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Enhancing Microgrid Performance and Economics with Energy Storage

Summary Microgrids provide efficiency, resiliency, flexibility, and integration of renewable power. Energy Storage (ES) enhances their resiliency & flexibility, and maximizes use of intermittent wind or solar. If microgrids are purely electric, ES defaults to batteries with low efficiency,...


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CHP Microgrids - The Realities: Maximizing the Benefits of Cogeneration on a Neighborhood Scale

Summary Microgrids are a hot topic, however, what does it really take to make one a reality? This presentation will touch on key challenges (reaching consensus between customers; site issues; Utility/Public Service laws; financial and contractual considerations; and compliance with local...


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Fuel Cell Microgrids - Using Clean CHP Technology to Improve Facility Reliability

Summary The challenges of maintaining a steady operation on a modern campus environment are becoming more complex. With pressure to keep both the lights on and the costs down, facilities are searching for the right solutions to satisfy multiple stakeholders. There are multiple examples of...


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