Microgrid Knowledge - May 20th, 2024
 
 
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May 20, 2024
Today's News from the Editors of Microgrid Knowledge
By Lisa Cohn
Wildfire season has begun in Canada, and in the U.S., above normal fire risks are expected in some regions. Here’s how microgrids can help protect wildfire-prone communities.
An irresistible force unanticipated until recently is coming right at an object considered immovable only a few years ago. Microgrids provide a key and timely solution.
The solar microgrid constructed on a private Exuma Cay in the Bahamas was done with a partnership of ELM, Solar Island Energy, Bahamas Energy and Solar, and Azimuth Energy. The Exuma Cay project comprises 1.6 MW in solar power and 5 MWh in energy storage capacity.
A major goal for outage-prone tribal communities is becoming energy resilient through the deployment of microgrids and renewable energy. They’re also looking to take control of their energy future and lower their energy costs.
The utility is using remote microgrids to eliminate overhead distribution lines in high fire threat areas, reducing wildfire risks and improving reliability.
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First announced in December 2023, Renew Home was created as a result of the merger of Google Nest’s Renew and OhmConnect, along with a $100 million investment from majority owner Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP).
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) several years ago established its IEEE 1547-2018 standard on interconnection requirements for smart inverters. This type of equipment makes it safer for the grid to accommodate higher levels of sometimes intermittent renewable energy.
HES Renewables is building the 1.03-MW (1,032 kW) solar array with 2,400 panels across two large rooftops at the Ballast Point facility.
For Intel’s high-performance data center in Santa Clara, the answer became clear: expand on their existing hydrogen fuel cell infrastructure.
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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 deployed efficiently and effectively, including knowing how to work with utility companies and other key players.