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Microgrids in the News 03/07/2011

  Today’s resources and news stories: Deploying Advanced Energy Storage Makes Sense Small-scale Renewable Energy Hits the Big Time in the UK Renewable energy standards: The health, security, and competitiveness benefits Diverse coalition endorses feed-in tariff for Los Angeles Caterpillar Delivers Increased Power And Reduced Operating Costs For G3512E And G3520E Gas Generator Sets

NYU Announces Completion of Gas-Fired Cogeneration Plant

New York University (NYU) has announced the completion of its new, natural gas-fired cogeneration plant, which will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 23% compared to its 30 year-old, oil-fired CHP predecessor. Today’s resources and news stories: NYU uses new CHP to meet climate goal early

Clean, Smart Micro-grids

Despite recent experiments with deregulation, the current top-down utility paradigm has remained essentially unchanged for a century. Large central station generators provide an undifferentiated power product over a high voltage transmission system. Consumer needs are not undifferentiated in two important ways. Electric applications vary dramatically in terms of the value of reliability. Consumers vary dramatically in their willingness to pay to reduce the environmental impact of their energy consumption. Utilities have started to […]