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National Energy Technology Laboratory Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Pittsburgh

Summary The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory that produces technological solutions to America’s energy challenges. NETL has a 100-year legacy of discovering safe, affordable ways to extract and use energy resources, from...

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Microgrids, Technology Selection

Summary A microgrid is defined as a group of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources within clearly defined electrical boundaries that act as a single controllable entity with respect to the grid. Microgrids have the potential to promote: A microgrid is defined as a group of...


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Control System Solutions for Hybrid CHP Implementation for Isolated Microgrid

Summary This presentation explains developing control system solutions which assist in solving grid limitations by allowing development independent of the macro-grid. We are solving macro-grid infrastructure problems by meeting energy needs of a 505-room hotel/conference center, without an...


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Evaluating Modular Microgrid Solutions for Remote Communities, Campuses & Critical Infrastructure

Summary Microgrid installations around the world have their business cases built on the requirement to address specific use case scenarios with 'silver bullet' solutions. The focus of this presentation is to highlight the need to create a blue print for microgrid installs with the aim to...


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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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Canada’s First Utility-Scale Energy Storage System Islands Remote Town During Outages

Summary BC Hydro utilizes energy storage to greatly improve service reliability for a remote mountain community in British Columbia. Session Track 5C Speakers Brian Levite, S&C Electric #2018 #ConferenceProceeding #AnnualConference #SCElectric #Microgrids #BritishColumbia ...


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Planning for the Future: The First Cyber-Secure Utility Microgri at Ameren

Summary Ameren is the first investor owned utility to use a microgrid to island customers on an active feeder. This is one of the few microgrids in the world that operates at utility-scale voltages and has multiple levels of control. This presentation by will discuss their decision making...


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Siemens to design self-sufficient microgrid in Finland

Renewables Now Summary German engineering group Siemens AG has won a contract to design and engineer a self-sufficient smart medium-voltage microgrid in Finland for local district heating firm Lempäälän Energia Oy. The Lemene project calls for the installation of a grid in the Marjamäki...

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UK energy centre gets loadbank for microgrid testing

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Loadbank manufacturer Crestchic has supplied a 300 kVA restive/reactive loadbank to the UK’s University of Chester. The loadbank will be used as part of the campus microgrid and to replicate variable loads for the associated Energy Centre,...

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Pittsburgh Steps Up City-Scale Microgrid Initiative

Andrew Burger, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Pittsburgh, which hopes to eventually develop a grid of microgrids, continues to evolve as a center of energy innovation with about 20 distributed energy, nanogrid and microgrid projects now emerging in the Pennsylvania city. “We identified promising...