Wind Turbines Power Scotland for Days

In December 2016, Scotland’s wind turbines produced a record amount of energy from December 23 – December 26. The energy produced was enough to power all of Scotland’s 6 million+ homes and more – with energy supply exceeding demand each day. December 24 alone produced a record 74,000MWh – fulfilling 132% of the country’s energy [...]

January 31st, 2017|

Environmental Sustainability Makes Microgrids the Wave of the Future

Environmental sustainability refers to continuous improvement on carbon emissions and relies on electrical generation resources to be evenly obtained, used and renewed to make them actually sustainable. Two examples of how technology is influencing environmental sustainability are the island of Ta’u in the American Samoa and Denham, Australia. Ta’u has become almost 100% reliant on [...]

January 26th, 2017|

Microgrids Around the World: Arctic Circle Microgrids

Microgrid projects are popping up across the globe, but colder climates, particularly those located in the Arctic Circle, are uniquely poised for microgrid development. Alaska, for example, has a large rural population that live in remote areas, including islands. Without microgrids, these remote areas are heavily reliant on diesel fuel. It can be cumbersome, costly, [...]

January 6th, 2017|

What Makes Utility-Owned Microgrids Different Than Other Microgrids?

Microgrids are one of the most talked about disruptions to the energy industry in the 21st century. According to a recent GTM Research report, the energy industry experienced noticeable increases in mixed-owned microgrids, microgrids owned by third parties, and municipal or community microgrids in 2016. However, end users or privately-owned microgrids represented the largest ownership [...]

January 3rd, 2017|