International District Energy Association (IDEA)

Articles and news about International District Energy Association (IDEA) microgrid products and services.

Why DOE’s Plan Won’t Create a Resilient Grid. But What Might…

Nov. 3, 2017
A funny thing happened on the way to creating a more resilient grid in the United States. Rather than promoting technologies that actually do this – like microgrids – the Department...


Designing Microgrids: Evaluating Parameters for Reliable, Cost-Effective and Optimized Power Solutions

Dec. 7, 2023
Shawn Dalke electrical engineer at Mesa Solutions discusses load profiles and power sources for microgrids.

Microgrid 2017 Conference Nears Capacity following Historic Hurricane Season

Oct. 24, 2017
Still two weeks away, Microgrid 2017, the largest microgrid conference in the world, is nearly sold out as interest in microgrids heightens following a historic hurricane season...
Robert Thornton, IDEA

District Energy, CHP and Microgrids in Our Nation’s Energy Infrastructure

June 13, 2017
Robert Thornton, of the International District Energy Association (IDEA), describes advocacy work underway to educate the federal government about the importance of including ...

OATI Launches USA Microgrids and Other Microgrid News from IDEA and Oncor

Feb. 10, 2017
OATI launches USA Microgrids..Got a microgrid idea for IDEA?…Greensmith wins contract for Oncor microgrid

Microgrids in the $1 Trillion Infrastructure Blueprint Pushed by U.S. Senate Democrats

Jan. 26, 2017
U.S. Senate Democrats included microgrids in the $1 trillion infrastructure blueprint that they proposed yesterday to create 15 million jobs over the next decade.

‘New York & Beyond’ Microgrid Conference to Feature Top Industry Leaders

April 18, 2016
Microgrid Knowledge announces speakers for its May 19 microgrid conference in Manhattan, a roster of prominent microgrid leaders, including executives from some of the largest...

The Challenges in Developing a Community Microgrid

July 22, 2015
Before developing a community microgrid, it’s important to engage the right experts and take into account certain market challenges. For example, if a grocery store is part of...

Four Good Reasons for Community Microgrids Part 2

July 10, 2015
Last week we described how community microgrids keep the lights on during a crisis, as well as strengthen the central grid. Here are two more good reasons for community microgrids...