AEP Requests $52 Million to Build Microgrids in Ohio

The development of microgrid technology has revolutionized the way power is produced and consumed. For many large end-use customers, the need to keep power generation local, cheap, and reliable is now part of their growth strategy — especially when they have critical power needs that must remain functioning at all times. The growing interest in [...]

December 27th, 2016|

How Microgrids Can Improve Grid Security

When more than 50 million people in the Northeastern United States and parts of Canada woke up on Thursday, August 14, 2003, they probably had no idea that mere hours later a harmless little tree branch would wipe out their power for days. It didn’t help matters that a software bug would prevent the system [...]

December 13th, 2016|

Rural Electrification and Advanced Microgrid Developments Continue to Grow the Global Microgrid Market

The world is seeing a microgrid phenomenon. Rural electrification initiatives are creating vast numbers of hybrid microgrids globally and innovations continue to improve microgrid technology. In fact, a recent Navigant Research study, Market Data: Microgrids, reports that the global microgrid capacity will grow from 1.4 GW to 7.6 GW by 2024. In the same study, [...]

December 8th, 2016|

Microgrids Around the World: Southeast Asia’s First Offshore Hybrid Microgrid

Singapore will become the first Southeast Asian country to have a hybrid microgrid system that integrates solar, wind, diesel, tidal, and power-to-gas technology. The microgrid project is being built by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and will cover more than 64,000 square meters. The project will integrate four hybrid microgrids, energy storage systems, and more than [...]

December 2nd, 2016|