Editorial Guidelines and Submission Policy for Microgrid Knowledge

Sept. 6, 2023
Interested in submitting an article for consideration to be published on our website? Here are our editorial guidelines.

Online Editorial Guidelines Target Audience

Our target audience includes executives, engineers, superintendents, supervisors, sustainability managers and energy procurement specialists in commercial and industrial companies as well as mission critical services such as the military, health care and emergency and public safety services. These entities include manufacturers, transportation services, retail and public officials, as well as regulators, consultants and contractors.


Of particular interest are articles: (1) describing problems encountered and how they have been solved, (2) featuring an unusual installation or engineering application and (3) presenting labor-saving/cost-saving methods or designs.

Articles with the most impact are from the perspective of a end-use customer rather than that of consultants, manufacturers, or suppliers which have a product to sell. Stories will be edited for overtly commercial language to present a vendor-neutral perspective.

Case study article for digital publication: Microgrid Knowledge’s preferred content type. Please prepare a 500 to 1,500-word article on how a customer and development partner is building an on-site energy project which helps meet sustainability and power resiliency goals. It also can focus on trends and the use of specifics technologies or methods to achieve the customer’s energy security goals. Please do not be afraid to include challenges, obstacles and what did and didn’t work. Include relevant images and diagrams. Co-authors can include contractors and consulting firms or consulting divisions of major firms.

Example: https://www.microgridknowledge.com/reliability-resilience/article/33006055/island-microgrids-stand-ready-for-another-hurricane-season

Commentary/thought leadership: Prepare a 800-word article on a pressing issue in the industry. What problems do we have? What are your ideas to solve them? Or write about a trend you have observed and how it will change or better the industry.

Example: https://www.microgridknowledge.com/google-news-feed/article/11436842/heres-where-we-really-need-microgrids-in-the-us

For more information, contact Managing Editor Rod Walton at [email protected]

About the Author

Rod Walton, Managing Editor | Managing Editor

For Microgrid Knowledge editorial inquiries, please contact Managing Editor Rod Walton at [email protected].

I’ve spent the last 15 years covering the energy industry as a newspaper and trade journalist. I was an energy writer and business editor at the Tulsa World before moving to business-to-business media at PennWell Publishing, which later became Clarion Events, where I covered the electric power industry. I joined Endeavor Business Media in November 2021 to help launch EnergyTech, one of the company’s newest media brands. I joined Microgrid Knowledge in July 2023. 

I earned my Bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. My career stops include the Moore American, Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, Wagoner Tribune and Tulsa World, all in Oklahoma . I have been married to Laura for the past 33-plus years and we have four children and one adorable granddaughter. We want the energy transition to make their lives better in the future. 

Microgrid Knowledge and EnergyTech are focused on the mission critical and large-scale energy users and their sustainability and resiliency goals. These include the commercial and industrial sectors, as well as the military, universities, data centers and microgrids. The C&I sectors together account for close to 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.

Many large-scale energy users such as Fortune 500 companies, and mission-critical users such as military bases, universities, healthcare facilities, public safety and data centers, shifting their energy priorities to reach net-zero carbon goals within the coming decades. These include plans for renewable energy power purchase agreements, but also on-site resiliency projects such as microgrids, combined heat and power, rooftop solar, energy storage, digitalization and building efficiency upgrades.

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