This is the Year of the Rabbit on the Chinese calendar and that seems pretty appropriate to me – moving fast and making the most of the green.
The U.S. landscape is dotted more and more with dozens of resiliency+sustainability on-site power projects coming online, from military bases to ports and from developers to utilities. Our industry, which will be celebrated at the Microgrid Knowledge 2024 Conference April 22-24 in Baltimore, Maryland, keeps deepening its toehold in that landscape.
Microgrid Knowledge is appreciative of the more than half a million times viewers have hopped onto the website to read about industry developments. Our top stories included those about utility-scale microgrids developed by PG&E in California and Duke Energy in North Carolina.
The rising tide of vehicle electrification also provides opportunities for bidirectional use of electric vehicles as microgrids on wheels, as developments out of California show. But the Golden State isn’t the only one of the nifty 50 embracing microgrids: Texas voters approved a legislative plan to fund about $1.8 billion toward microgrid and distributed energy resource development statewide.
Microgrids are touching every facet of commercial, industrial and mission-critical energy transitions. It’s one for all and all for one in the Year of the Rabbit. And racing forward it’s going to get hotter: 2024 is the Year of the Dragon.