Microgrids — a Mix of Distributed Energy Resources

As part of the OATI USA Microgrid sales team, one question I often hear is what is a microgrid and how does it relate to Distributed Energy Resources. They both fit well into the new and emerging electric utility landscape, and this blog explores these topics and what unites them. The acronym “DER” stands for Distributed [...]

August 9th, 2018|

Which Microgrid Strategy Is Right For You?

Microgrid deployment has enabled large power users such as communities, colleges, and commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses, and facility owners to take complete control of their power supply. Highly disruptive outages, fluctuating energy prices, and increasing consumer demand for green energy has resulted in the emergence of microgrids as a viable solution for meeting these [...]

June 6th, 2018|

Is It Really Worth It to Build a Microgrid?

Power consumers around the globe have a heightened need for power supply that is resilient, reliable, affordable, and releases less greenhouse emissions. Microgrids play a pivotal role in this goal, as well as provide comprehensive control over diverse power sources and energy costs, green energy, and peace of mind. In addition, microgrids prioritize power needs [...]

May 15th, 2018|

USA Microgrids Presents at 2018 CERTs Conference

Clean Energy Resource Teams, a Minnesota-based organization, is hosting its biennial CERTs conference March 28 – 29, 2018 at the St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The conference’s focus is on providing communities with clean energy resources and networking in their efforts to move toward sustainability. USA Microgrids and [...]

March 19th, 2018|


USA Microgrids will be in attendance at the 7th annual IMPACT USGBC regional event which brings together sustainable development professionals from local communities including: Central Plains, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri Gateway, Nebraska Flatwater, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. The event will discuss this year’s theme “The New Way Forward,” and include networking opportunities, educational sessions, [...]

March 14th, 2018|

2018 CERTs Conference

USA Microgrids and its parent company, OATI, are pleased to sponsor the 2018 CERTs Conference on March 28 – 29, 2018 in St. Cloud, MN. The biennial CERTs Conference brings together communities, organizations, and individuals from across Minnesota to explore how the adoption of clean energy projects can benefit them and provides the resources [...]

March 7th, 2018|

MassCEC Selects USA Microgrids for Hull Community Microgrid Project

Minneapolis, MN: March 05, 2018 USA Microgrids, an OATI company, is pleased to announce its selection by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) as the Technical Consultant for the Hull Community Microgrid project. USA Microgrids will perform a feasibility study under a grant awarded to Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) for the Hull Community [...]

March 5th, 2018|

The Microgrid Market in 2018

The microgrid market is just beginning to enter into the early stages of formation. A number of companies have certain specialties and capabilities of what it takes for a full turnkey microgrid solution. However, given the complexity of microgrids — especially when all microgrids are different and there’s no “one-size-fits-all” microgrid — the development of [...]

January 29th, 2018|

USA Microgrids Selected for DEEP Proposal Submission by Town of Westbrook

Minneapolis, MN: January 04, 2018 – USA Microgrids, an OATI company, is pleased to announce the Town of Westbrook selected the company to move forward in the development and submission of a Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) grant proposal in Connecticut. The project is part of the DEEP’s initiative to create a Microgrid [...]

January 4th, 2018|

USA MG Corporate Vision — 2018 & Beyond

As we near the end of the year, it’s important to review, reflect, and think about the future and what it holds. When USA Microgrids started in 2015, many were unsure of microgrids and questioned their presence and potential. We saw the tremendous opportunity in microgrids to provide a variety of services to the grid, [...]

December 26th, 2017|