Utility Microgrids, Milwaukee Project, ViZn in Africa & More Microgrid News Roundup — September 7, 2016

Microgrid News Roundup September 7, 2016

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(from greentechmedia.com)

Why Smart Utilities Are Embracing Distributed Electricity

The momentum for renewable energy builds as prices fall and emissions regulations tighten. In order to stay competitive, utility companies, grid operators and the people who regulate them need to do what’s right for people and planet — incorporate renewable energy, storage, and software to modernize the grid.

Milwaukee Microgrid Could Boost Energy R&D

An energy research project on Milwaukee’s north side will seek to boost Wisconsin’s energy and power cluster while giving businesses another reason to consider relocating to the city. One element of the city’s Century City development would be an industrial-scale microgrid now being studied by We Energies and the research arm of the electric power industry, the Electric Power Research Institute.

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from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‎

ViZn Energy Systems and Jabil Inala Partner to Power Africa

Africa has 13% of the world’s population, but accounts for only 4% of the world’s energy demand, leaving a gap of around 600 million people with no access to electricity. To help address this shortfall, ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), provider of zinc and iron chemistry-based flow battery energy storage systems, will be partnering with Jabil Inala to offer storage solutions to the African power market.

More microgrid industry news:

Can a Whole Country Run on Renewable Energy?

What Will The Grid Look Like in the Future?

CMS Energy Storage Guides: China and the UK

Good News for Microgrids from California Climate Bills

Korea Media Tours PowerStream-KEPCO Microgrid in Penetanguishene


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