About Microgrids

Welcome to About Microgrids, a section of Microgrid Knowledge that defines microgrid terms and concepts to help readers understand the growing usefulness and popularity of this form of distributed energy.

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Think Microgrid, ORNL Report: Ownership Models and Data Strategy

Feb. 29, 2024
“Modern digital infrastructure will be adaptive across various time horizons and between diverse actors with ranging needs and objectives, some of which may conflict with one ...
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Media Welcome at Microgrid 2024 Conference

Feb. 29, 2024
Speakers will include top leaders from the U.S. Department of Energy's Offices of Electricity and Clean Energy Demonstrations, the Maryland Energy Administration, Spirae, Schneider...

DOE Grid Controls Leader Bindewald Headlining Microgrid Conference Plenary

Feb. 23, 2024
The Microgrid Knowledge Conference runs from Monday, April 22 to Wednesday, April 24 at the Marriott Waterfront along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. General session panelists and presenters...
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Slideshow Memories: Highlights from Microgrid 2023 in Anaheim

Feb. 6, 2024
These conferences, such as the upcoming Microgrid 2024 this April 22-24 in Baltimore at the Marriott Waterfront, are a pivotal time for reconnection, networking and sharing of...
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Come Monday: Microgrid 2024 Expanding Three-Day Schedule this April

Jan. 24, 2024
Make those Sunday travel plans: Altogether, Microgrid 2024 will offer about seven hours of Monday kickoff sessions to get the momentum rolling at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront...
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Today is the Day: Nominations Deadline for the MGK Greater Good Awards

Jan. 22, 2024
The awards recognize operational projects which serve a clear societal need and improve the human condition. Applications should demonstrate how these goals are being achieved...
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Revolution in Evolution: Even Greatest Movements Must Change

Dec. 12, 2023
Microgrids are not a company, but they are part of a movement. They serve certain needs for resiliency, sustainability and efficiency. Over coming decades, the mission might change...
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DOE’s Jigar Shah: Microgrids Provide ‘Something for Everyone’

Nov. 17, 2023
The financial jury was out on microgrids until they began providing important benefits to residents, business and utilities, Shah pointed out.
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Putting Backbone into the Energy Journey: The Economics of Sustainability

Nov. 16, 2023
Some of the fruits of decarbonization are not as evident in the near term as they will be years down the road, Schneider Electric's Rohan Kelkar points out, but CFOs and sustainability...
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Accelerating the Adoption of Microgrids: Nov. 28 ET Webinar with Schneider Electric

Nov. 15, 2023
One reason for the interconnection delays and slow road from design to commissioning is the fact that the process is resource-intensive and often custom-engineered. Standardization...

Only through Standardization Can Microgrids Accelerate the Energy Transition

Jana Gerber, North America microgrid president at Schneider Electric discusses how standardizing microgrids will accelerate the energy transition.

Video Interviews


QuickChat: Community Microgrids as a Pathway to NetZero

May 2, 2023
Watch this 10-minute QuickChat between Mike Bakas, Ameresco and Microgrid Knowledge’s Elisa Wood as they discuss the latest in community microgrids.

White Papers


Enhancing data center reliability and sustainability with a microgrid solution

Aug. 24, 2020
Download and learn how PowerSecure designed the central mission-critical electrical system for a data center in Plano, Texas.