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Illuminating the Way Forward for On-Site Power: Exploration of a Microgrid Testing Center

June 11, 2024
Microgrids are playing a more critical role in providing energy resiliency for end-use customers in the industrial, data, commercial and military sectors. They are complex, multifaceted...
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Cummins, Scottish Port of Aberdeen Collaborating on Decarbonizing Vessels

March 7, 2024
The UK-approved award will be utilized by Cummins, Ocean Infinity, the Aberdeen Harbour Board and Proman AG to deploy a methanol conversion kit for a high-horsepower marine internal...

Types of Microgrids

Dec. 4, 2023
No two microgrids are the same. Check out two types of microgrids with these real-life case studies.
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Components of Microgrids

Oct. 12, 2023
Microgrids are technology marvels. Check out the different components that come together under a microgrid.

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Take an In-Depth Exploration into Cummins State-of-the-Art Microgrid Testing Facility

March 26, 2024
In 2022, Cummins proudly celebrated the opening of a new microgrid laboratory, the Power Integration Center (PIC) at their campus in Fridley, MN. The PIC is one of the largest...

A Sustainable Marina Microgrid at Fisherman's Landing

May 27, 2022
This white paper explores how the remote marina of Fisherman’s Landing, on the shores of Desolation Sound, British Columbia, solved its power challenges despite having a wide ...

An Introduction to the Smart Grid

May 14, 2020
This paper summarizes the United States Federal Government’s vision for the Smart Grid, as well as the tools utilized, the opportunities created and challenges faced.

The Latest Evolution of Distributed Energy Resources — Opportunity for Business Within PJM

May 14, 2020
Cummins and NRG outline distributed energy resource-related opportunities available to businesses and institutions within the PJM Interconnection, one of the world’s largest organized...

Evaluating Cogeneration for your Facility : A Look at the Potential Energy-Efficiency, Economic, and Environmental Benefits

May 13, 2020
Cogeneration, also known as combined heat and power (CHP), is the on-site production of multiple types of energy – usually electricity, heat, and/or cooling – from a single source...

The Case for Waste to Energy: Utilizing Low-Btu Reciprocating Gas Engine Generators

May 13, 2020
This paper outlines the process for determining waste-to-energy site suitability, reviews the maintenance issues and technology answers related to contaminants often found in ...

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4 Key Factors Driving Microgrid Growth

May 11, 2023
New generation technologies, modeling, standardization and energy as a service will drive microgrid growth, according to Haitham Radwan of Cummins.
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What is a Microgrid and How Microgrids Work

March 3, 2023
Aytek Yuksel, content marketing director at Cummins, helps you boost your energy IQ with four common questions and answers about living on microgrids.
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Top 10 Microgrid White Papers of 2022 – Designing and Financing Microgrids

Dec. 21, 2022
Microgrid Knowledge’s top 10 microgrid white papers of 2022 came from energy leaders such as Rolls-Royce, Xendee, Cummins, Eaton, Mesa Solutions, Schneider Electric, PXiSE, Ameresco...
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Resource page: Inflation Reduction Act and microgrids

Oct. 26, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act is expected to reduce the cost of microgrids and drive industry growth. Track news on the IRA and its impact here.

Microgrid Talk: The IRA means great things for the microgrid industry

Oct. 18, 2022
In the latest edition of Microgrid Talk, experts share the many ways they think the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will impact the microgrid industry.
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Microgrid Talk: What’s next in microgrid innovation?

Oct. 5, 2022
If the Silicon Valley adage ‘innovate or die’ is true, microgrids appear poised for long life. Three microgrid experts tell us what’s next and what’s needed.

Microgrid Talk: EV proliferation will drive microgrid growth

Sept. 28, 2022
In the latest edition of Microgrid Talk, energy experts talk about how electric vehicles and other innovations will drive microgrid adoption.
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Cummins opens new microgrid test lab

Aug. 17, 2022
The Cummins Power Integration Center, located in Fridley, Minnesota, is a new microgrid test lab designed to assess and optimize the performance of complex microgrid systems.
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Congressman Casten: Microgrid owners need to get paid for the value they create

June 2, 2022
US Rep. Sean Casten, D-Ill, offers advice from Washington, DC on policy and regulatory changes needed to advance the microgrid industry. Casten spoke at Microgrid 2022.