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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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Smarter energy management delivers reliability, efficiency and cost savings

Andy Low, Network Asia Summary Electrical power is essential. From the time when our alarm goes off in the morning to when we turn the lights off at night, we use electrical power. Residences, businesses, healthcare, community infrastructure and educational institutions all rely on power. In...


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Cleveland sees clean energy as tool for climate change resiliency

Kathiann M. Kowalski, Energy NEws NEtwork PHOTO BY Jon Dawson / Creative Commons Summary Nicholas Rajkovich crisscrossed Cleveland on bicycle, tailed the entire time by what looked like a sideways glider rigged over his back wheel. As the urban planner pedaled, the contraption...

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Concentric secures $100m financing aimed at cogeneration and microgrid projects

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary Concentric Power has launched a new programme to finance $100m in cogeneration and microgrid projects in the next two years. Energy Infrastructure news site reports that the programme provides funding for projects ranging from $1m to $40m. The...


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NYPA to Re-Think Albany Microgrid Following Pressure to Add Renewables

Eilsa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza. Summary Under pressure from local advocates, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) says it will take a second look at plans for a 16-MW Albany microgrid project to see if it can incorporate renewable energy. As...


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Fuel cell CHP planned for Finnish district energy smart microgrid

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A Finnish district energy smart microgrid is set to add to its renewable credentials with two fuel cell cogeneration systems. Fuel cell manufacturer Elcogen and fuel cell system developer Convion have agreed to develop and deliver the two ...


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S&C Electric to exit storage business

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary After more than a decade producing storage systems, such as invertors, S&C Electric will exit the storage development business to focus on microgrids, Greentech Media reports. S&C deployed its first battery system in 2006. But since then the rate...



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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...