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Combined Heat and Power is the Dominant Microgrid Technology…For Now

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Combined heat and power (CHP) is the dominant form of microgrid technology now, but solar energy threatens to usurp its position by 2026. That’s the word from Navigant Research in its new report, “ Microgrid Enabling Technologies Market Overview ". The...

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Why a Big Utility Is Embracing Wind and Solar

Justin Gillis and Hal Harvey The New York Times Turbines at the Spring Canyon Wind Farm outside Peetz, Colo. The farm is owned by Invenergy, and produces energy under contract to Xcel Energy. Credit Ryan David Brown for The New York Times Summary DENVER —...

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PJM changes would help subsidized coal, nuclear compete on market

Kathiann M. Kowalski, Energy News Network Summary Regional grid operator PJM wants to change how it sets energy and capacity prices in ways that could bolster uneconomic coal and nuclear plants. PJM’s President and Chief Operating Officer Andy Ott announced proposed changes to its annual...

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Integration of Microgrids with Renewable Power Sources Exciting Proposition

Rohit Bhisey, tmr Research Blog Summary The substantial rising adoption of distributed, decentralized, and embedded energy supply and generation network in various industrial and residential sectors is a key factor driving the microgrid market. In various parts of the world, the intensifying...

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The challenges driving microgrids into the mainstream

John Murray, Delta EE; Power Engineering International Summary Microgrids are on the way – and their wide-ranging benefits are becoming more compelling. John Murray looks at the challenges so far and the factors that are set to drive mainstream deployment Five years ago, in the aftermath of...

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As Technology Evolves and Efficiencies Grow, Commercial Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Markets to Expand

Press Release, Globe Newswire WELLESLEY, Mass., Nov. 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The rising demand for energy conservation, more favorable government policies, improved cost efficiency and technological advancement are all boosting growth in the global markets for commercial combined heat and...

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Microgrids - From Niche to Mass Market

Summary The potential for huge microgrid market growth is without question. However, there remains a number of frequently recurring barriers preventing a faster rate of market uptake (e.g. limited or expensive access to finance; long customer payback periods; regulatory challenges; etc.). In...


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District heating could save UK almost $40bn says report

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Cost reduction measures could save up to 40 per cent in capital costs for UK district heating networks, or almost £30bn ($39bn). That is the conclusion of a new report from the country’s Energy Technologies Institute, the result of an 18-month...

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Microgrid Market: Industry Players Analyze What’s Needed Next to Spur Growth

Microgrid Knowledge Summary The microgrid market is growing and evolving, but new regulations and policies are needed to ensure it thrives, according to top industry players. Says Greg Clark, senior project manager, Power Engineers, “We believe the microgrid market is in a state of transition...