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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Deepening the Understanding of What Microgrids Can Offer: PowerSecure's Todd Jackson at MGK 2024

May 21, 2024
Using microgrids as an alternative means to ensure operational uptime is a significant selling point, as PowerSecure’s Todd Jackson pointed out at Microgrid Knowledge Conference...
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Resiliency Now: Concord Engineering CEO Mike Fischette Highlights Decentralized Power at MGK 2024

May 17, 2024
Understanding microgrids and their benefits is only part of the equation, Fischette pointed out. Organizations must also develop critical skillsets to ensure that microgrids are...

Great Quotations in Charm City: Notable Quotables from Microgrid Knowledge 2024 Conference in Baltimore

May 7, 2024
So we thought we would display a few of the most quoted quotes from Microgrid Knowledge 2024. For those who came we were thrilled to have you there. For those who couldn’t, we...
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"Don't Deform to Conform": Final Insights from Microgrid Knowledge Conference in Baltimore

May 2, 2024
During the recent Microgrid Knowledge (MGK) Conference, experts from across the distributed energy spectrum pinpointed the need to be adaptable, valuable and indispensable. Respect...

Elevating Lives Through Electricity: The 2024 Microgrid Knowledge Greater Good Award Winners

April 24, 2024
Electricity is more than a science lesson or a tool of comfort; this flow of electrons serve as a hand up to a better world for many, putting into action a “greater good” that...
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All Eyes on the Microgrid as Catalyst of The Evolving Energy Transformation: MGK Conference Day One in Baltimore

April 23, 2024
Utilities were anticipating flat load growth only a few years ago, but the unstoppable momentum of AI, data center expansion and electrification blew those forecasts apart. The...
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The Revolution in Energy is at Hand: Microgrid 2024 Happens Now

April 22, 2024
The content happening in Baltimore will feature sessions on microgrids involving universities, utilities, communities, public safety, electric vehicle charging and elements of...
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Scoring for the Future with a Common Definition: A Taxonomy for Microgrids

April 20, 2024
Think Microgrid’s Taxonomy Brief 2024 strives to define microgrids and the role they can play in transforming our energy system.
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Want to Increase EV Adoption? Deliver Energy On Site and On Time

April 12, 2024
Microgrids are a true solution, but they need to align with the crucial Ps and Qs required to make distributed energy happen in the service of e-mobility. Those include planning...
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The Experts Agree: Microgrids Are Gaining Momentum, but Customers still Face Challenges

April 3, 2024
From understanding the benefits of microgrids to optimizing and coordinating the use of renewable energy resources, industry experts agree that microgrid customers will continue...

Exploring the Potential of Community Microgrids Through Three Innovative Case Studies

Community microgrids represent a burgeoning solution to meet the energy needs of localized areas and regions. These microgrids are clusters of interconnected energy resources,...

Video Interviews

POWER Engineer’s Greg Clark discusses the state of the microgrid industry and what needs to happen to spark a breakthrough in energy and microgrid policy.

What It Would Take for a ‘Breakthrough’ in Microgrid Policy

Nov. 20, 2017
In a video interview from Microgrid 2017 in Boston, Greg Clark, senior project manager at POWER Engineers, discusses the state of the microgrid industry and what needs to happen...

White Papers

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Microgrid Controllers: Rapid Relief for Today’s Dynamic Grid

Jan. 28, 2022
This white paper explores six ways in which microgrid controllers can solve common challenges that the modern grid faces, including improving resiliency.