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Streamlining grid interconnection to keep microgrid projects on track

June 14, 2022
Joe Williams, distributed energy resources product manager at Eaton, explains why interconnection is a top barrier to activating a microgrid.

Exploring the Potential of Community Microgrids Through Three Innovative Case Studies

April 8, 2024
Community microgrids represent a burgeoning solution to meet the energy needs of localized areas and regions. These microgrids are clusters of interconnected energy resources,...
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The grid is not prepared for the 21st century

Jan. 10, 2022
A series of climate disasters has disrupted the electric grid over the last decade, highlighting the vulnerability and brittleness of the system. Learn about Think Microgrid’s...
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California Regulators to Tackle Payment for DERs Acting as Non-Wires Alternatives

Feb. 9, 2021
California regulators this week will take up a plan to pay distributed energy resources (DERs) used by utilities as non-wires alternatives.

Direct Current Microgrids to Power Europe’s Green Ambitions

Sept. 17, 2020
A new European project, TIGON, will develop technology and demonstrate how direct current (DC) microgrids can help the European Union’s (EU) electricity grids become greener, ...
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Texas Customers Could Save $5.47 Billion with DERs, but Regulations Must Change

Nov. 20, 2019
Texas consumers could save $5.47 billion over ten years with distributed energy resources (DERs), but several necessary rule changes are hobbling along.
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The Quick-Thinking, Self-Driving Energy Grid of the Future

Aug. 26, 2019
Get ready for an electric grid that requires almost no human intervention.
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Open Networks: Laying the Foundation for the UK’s Future Electricity Grid

Aug. 14, 2018
Yasmin Ali, a London-based writer for Microgrid Knowledge, offers insight into the ongoing restructuring of the UK grid, as distributed energy increasingly gives consumers an ...
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Shouldn’t We Have More DC Microgrids?

May 29, 2018
DC microgrids offer a lot of advantages in today’s increasingly digitally networked, electrified world — yet they face challenges gaining acceptance on the US grid where AC dominates...