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Combined Heat and Power: Reaping the Benefits of Changed Market Conditions

Summary Conventional wisdom has long held that the most cost-effective and reliable source of energy is the utility grid — arguably humanity’s largest and most complex machine. Although many hospitals and other critical facilities would prefer to control their destinies by generating their own...


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Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (APS) in Massachusetts

Summary The Massachusetts Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (APS) is a mandatory market-based program which requires that a fraction of the electricity sold by the state's Retail Electricity Suppliers be generated using Alternative Energy technologies. Among the APS eligible technologies in...


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Summary A microgrid is a regionally limited energy system of distributed energy resources, consumers and optionally storage. A microgrid optimizes the benefits of distributed generation including power quality and reliability, sustainability and economic benefits. The most important feature of...