Andrew Burger

IEEE Proceedings Zooms In on Smart Buildings-Microgrid Integration

In a special issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE, 11 research papers cover topics ranging from an analysis of geo-referenced building data in the evaluation of thermal microgrids and the use of automated demand response (DR) systems in smart buildings and microgrids to envisioning changes in behavior as the evolution towards consumer-centric power grids continues.

HOMER Energy News Highlights, Week Ended July 8, 2016

A municipal utility renewable energy microgrid in Ohio and an energy security installation at Marine Air Corps Base Miramar are among the highlights of this week’s microgrid and distributed energy news.

HOMER Energy Handpicked News Highlights, Week Ended July 1, 2016

Off-grid home solar-storage, community solar and microgrid projects in Brooklyn, Ontario, Minnesota, Rwanda and Kenya are among the highlight of this week’s microgrid and distributed energy developments.

HOMER Energy’s Weekly New Highlights, June 24, 2016

President Obama announcing a national public-private partnership to scale up integration of renewable energy and storage, and Tesla Motors $2.8 billion dollar bid to acquire SolarCity are among this week’s news highlights.

HOMER Energy’s Handpicked New Highlights, Week Ended June 17, 2016

A lot of news regarding microgrids and distributed energy resources development this past week, including NY’s ConEd partnering with SunPower and Sunverge to install residential solar PV and Li-ion battery storage systems to build to pilot virtual power plants in Brooklyn and Queens.

Maryland Proposal Shines Light on Opposing Forces in Utility-Owned Microgrid Debate

A June 5 news report shines a light on key concerns at the center of state legal and regulatory debates that revolve around utility-owned and public service-oriented microgrid projects and programs. At issue is whether or not regulated utilities should be permitted to own and operate microgrids. Advisers have recommended the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) deny Baltimore Gas & Electric’s (BGE) request to recover $16.6 million from ratepayers as part of a proposed […]

HOMER Energy’s Handpicked News Highlights, Week Ended June 10, 2016

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Renewable microgrids in Alabama, India and South Africa and solar net metering’s effects on utility business models and rates are highlights of this past week’s distributed clean energy news.

Remote Utility Projects Fuel 2GW Rise in Global Microgrid Capacity

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Navigant Research added nearly 1,600 microgrid projects with a combined generation capacity of 15 gigawatts (GW) to its 2Q Microgrid Tracker, an indication of the extent and degree to which stakeholders are turning to distributed zero- and low-emissions microgrids enhance energy security, reliability, efficiency and resiliency and reduce power sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

How Time-of-Use Pricing Can Enhance Grid Power and Consumer Choice

¨Time of Use¨pricing can unlock potential gains in grid reliability, efficiency and resiliency, as well as lead to development of effective new business models for utilities and greater choice for consumers, according to the Rocky Mountain Institute.

HOMER Energy’s Handpicked News Highlights, Week Ended June 3, 2016

The latest global microgrid project stats, a hybrid microgrid demo at the Port of Los Angeles and a CHP microgrid for a U.S. Army base in Germany highlight this week’s distributed energy news.