Category Archives: microgrid technology

Microgrids: Distributed Energy and Resilience

Over a month after Category 5 Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico causing catastrophic damage, much of the island is still without power. The storm knocked out power to almost all of the commonwealth. Homes, schools, hospitals, and other critical services and infrastructure were left without power. Even now, only a fifth of residents have power.

Microgrids may provide the means to reduce vulnerability—and improve resilience—in the wake of a changing climate and increasing risk of natural disasters.

Microgrids reach a tipping point

Federal and local government and industry professionals discussed microgrid technologies and trends at a forum on October 19, 2017 at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI). The event was cohosted by Leaders in Energy and Resilient Virginia and sponsored by EEI, eSai LLC, and Microgrid Knowledge.

The utilization of microgrids plus battery storage is increasingly seen as the wave of the future to help ensure energy reliability and security in an age of intense weather events and cybersecurity threats.

Implementing Microgrids & Battery Storage

Implementing Microgrids & Battery Storage

How the U.S. and Washington DC Region can increase energy reliability FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC, USA, October 17, 2017 / EINPresswire.com Research and applications at the national and regional levels are serving to strengthen the grid, bring environmental benefits, and more »

Resilience in small packages

Cyberattacks, natural disasters, including flooding, snow and ice storms, droughts, in addition to aging infrastructure, and other factors all lead to vulnerability in a system faced with increasing demand. When one part of this complex system fails, as can happen when a storm knocks down a wire or pole, other parts are affected. Enter the microgrid—a local energy distribution system that offers backup generation if the central grid fails.

Improving Resilience Through Microgrids & Battery Storage

Improving Resilience Through Microgrids & Battery Storage

  The utilization of microgrids plus battery storage is seen increasingly by public and private organizations as the wave of the future to help ensure energy reliability and security in the age of extreme weather events and cybersecurity threats. Our partner is Resilient Virginia, which more »

How Smart Grid and Unlicensed Spectrum Impact Energy Efficiency

How Smart Grid and Unlicensed Spectrum Impact Energy Efficiency

    Meet thought leaders from the utility, federal Smart Grid program, and telecommunications sectors at our Leaders in Energy educational and professional networking event, Tuesday, March 22nd, 6-8 pm, at the Edison Electric Institute in Washington, DC. We will more »

Building a Responsive Energy Infrastructure for the Future

By KERRY WORTHINGTON Rain or shine, a crowd of energy professionals were on cloud nine at the “Building a Responsive Energy Infrastructure for the Future” event on August 20, 2015 at the American Public Power Association (APPA) office in Crystal City, more »

Does Today’s Smart Grid Need More Intelligence? The Link Between Intelligence & Reliability

Does Today’s Smart Grid Need More Intelligence? The Link Between Intelligence & Reliability

In this article on smart grid intelligence, the authors explore the unique challenges and resource limitations that utilities experience in responding to emergency power outages and the role that mobile technology can play in restoring power faster, more safely and more »

“Sustainable Scoop” Interview: Janine Finnell of Leaders in Energy

By JANINE FINNELL, MIRIAM GENNARI, and TRAVIS HIGH This article is based on an interview with Janine Finnell, Clean Energy Ambassador and Founder, Leaders in Energy, by Miriam Gennari, host of the Arlington Weekly News’ Sustainable Scoop (based in Arlington, Virginia) on July more »

Reaching Out to Clean Energy and Sustainability Practitioners to Drive Change

By Janine Finnell, Miriam Gennari, and Travis High This article is based on an interview with Janine Finnell, Clean Energy Ambassador and Founder, Leaders in Energy, by Miriam Gennari, host of the Arlington Weekly News’ Sustainable Scoop (based in Arlington, more »