With its extreme weather conditions and isolated off-grid communities, Alaska is the American microgrid “frontier.” Over 200 remotely powered Alaskan villages are not connected to power grids. They are spread out over geographically varied regions with diverse energy resources, and have the highest energy costs in the US, sometimes up to 10 times the national average. This makes Alaska the perfect place to experiment with the renewable integration of microgrids.
ABB Components Now Available In HOMERⓇ Pro Based on its new partnership with HOMER Energy, ABB components will now be available for modeling in the HOMER Pro software. They include elements of the Microgrid Plus controller system, PowerStore and MS100 converters, and PowerStore Batteries and Flywheels. ABB has unmatched expertise in designing and building off-grid and grid-connected microgrids. Their portfolio encompasses the full range of enabling technologies including conventional and renewable power generation, […]
Kicking off next month’s 5th annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference (HIMC2017) is a keynote presentation everyone in the microgrid industry should hear. Bob Stojanovic, Director of Microgrids in North America, ABB, shares his unique perspective on “Enabling and Optimizing Distributed Generation, from Remote Villages to the Modern Macrogrid,” to conference attendees at the Embassy Suites, Denver, Colorado.
HOMER Energy announces industry leader ABB as the Platinum Sponsor of this year’s HOMER International Microgrid Conference. The conference will take place September 18-20, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. At the conference, hundreds of attendees and speakers from dozens of countries worldwide will share their knowledge and experience within grid-tied, remote, and off-grid environments. “We’re proud to have ABB serving as our Platinum Sponsor this year,” says HOMER Energy CEO Peter Lilienthal. “ABB is a […]
Kenya to Spend $2.1 Billion to Increase Electricity Connectivity to Remote Areas, DistribuTECH Panel: the Promising Economic Future of Microgrids, Alaskan Microgrid to Pair Battery, Flywheel Storage Systems, and More Microgrid News — February 8, 2017
Weekly Microgrid News Highlights October 12, 2016 New Energy Task Force Approves Draft Recommendation for Comprehensive Reforms The New Energy Task Force proposal approved last week recommends the return of net metering — which had been controversially revoked less than a year before — to Nevada. This recommendation is part of a wider reform push from Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. It also suggests that the state re-open planning for the Clean Power Plan, […]
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.
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.
Investment and success with renewable energy will be driven, ultimately, by economics. Today’s stories focus strongly in the arena of value, as we shift from a fossil-fuel dominated world to one dominated by clean renewables. Solar home systems have been mostly driven by personal philosophy and incentives. However new research indicates that solar systems add significant value to a home. But home systems are not nearly enough. Investments in transmission are needed to […]