Microgrids are part of the mission-critical pathway to net zero unity in the future. They often are something of even deeper immediacy—energy lifelines for those who need it most…now.
At Microgrid Knowledge, we obviously believe that microgrids serve a variety of purposes, from on-site resiliency and backup power to helping meet sustainability goals for end-user customers such as commercial and industrial businesses, health care facilities, military bases and educational institutions.
Microgrids also can serve to the benefit of society in other ways—power for those who don’t have it or meeting the energy security needs of nonprofits and disadvantaged regions or neighborhoods.
To that end, we’opened --and soon must close-- submissions for the MGK Greater Good Awards which will be announced during our conference, Microgrid 2024: Join the Revolution in Energy, happening April 22-24 in Baltimore at the Marriott Waterfront. Our deadline for submissions is today, Monday, Feb. 12.
The MGK Greater Good Awards recognize operational projects which serve a clear societal need and improve the human condition. Applications should demonstrate how these goals are being achieved through that project. And, just to repeat, they should be operational by the time of the awards.
Now in its sixth year, the awards are seeking applications in four honored categories:
- Highest Recognition for a Microgrid Serving the Greater Good
- Greater Good Award for a Grid-Connected Microgrid
- Greater Good Award for a Remote Microgrid
- Local Greater Good Award (for a project in the host state, which is Maryland this year).
“As this energy transition advances, problem-solving souls out there are find ways to provide others with mission critical and often humanitarian energy projects,” said Rod Walton, managing editor of Microgrid Knowledge. “These projects achieve those worthy goals in an amazing multitude of ways, and we are duty-bound to honor these efforts for the greater good.”
If you have additional questions, please email at [email protected]. The entries will be judged by a combination of EBM staff and contributors.
To read more about past MGK Greater Good Award winners, read these stories below.