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Jeffrey Schlegelmilch, Director for the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia Climate School, Columbia University and author of Rethinking Readiness: A Brief Guide to Twenty-First-Century Megadisasters, delivers the keynote at Microgrid 2022. Photo: Doug Sanford, Microgrid Knowledge

Now available! View Microgrid 2022 on demand

Aug. 8, 2022
If you couldn’t attend Microgrid 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this past June, good news. We captured every session on video and it’s now available for you to view on demand...

Top 10 microgrid white papers of 2021 — Funding and building microgrids for resiliency

Dec. 29, 2021
Microgrid Knowledge’s Top 10 microgrid white papers of 2021 came from energy leaders such as Siemens, Schneider Electric, S&C Electric, Eaton, Mesa Solutions, Instant On, Ameresco...

Navigating the California microgrid market town by town

Nov. 30, 2021
Erik Svanholm of S&C Electric discusses the vibrant California microgrid market and some of the challenges the state is facing.
Emily LeJeune, manager-federal market, S&C Electric Company

Is It Time to Dust Off Your Microgrid Implementation Plan?

May 26, 2021
Despite their growing prevalence, microgrids are not one size fits all, and their unique nature can trip up even the most advanced engineers and utility staff. Repurposing older...

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Sweating the Small Stuff (and It's All Small Stuff)

June 8, 2023
Learn strategies for anticipating and overcoming the “small stuff” that can add delays and cost to your microgrid project.
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How Reshaping Regulation Will Reshape the Grid

Jan. 11, 2020
In this white paper, S&C Electric's regulatory team lays out what it believes to be the most likely road regulatory bodies will follow so utilities can be profitable while they...

The Short and Long-Term Care of Your Microgrid

June 24, 2019
This handbook from S&C Electric is designed to guide you through the day-to-day operations of your microgrid and help you think through long-term needs for microgrid care.
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Is a Microgrid Right for You?

June 24, 2019
A microgrid’s unique nature can trip up even the most advanced engineers and utility staff. This handbook is designed to help determine whether a microgrid is the best solution...

State of Commercial & Industrial Power Reliability Report

March 27, 2018
Learn more about what C&I leaders across the U.S. have to say about reliability and the energy of tomorrow in S&C Electric’s third “State of Commercial & Industrial Power Reliability...

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Go Slow to Go Fast When Writing a Microgrid RFP

May 24, 2021
Microgrid RFP writers should put as much thought as possible into what a successful project will look like, and then work backward to identify what’s needed to reach that goal...
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Texas on the Verge of an Energy Catastrophe: How Microgrids are Helping

Feb. 17, 2021
The electric grid has been around for nearly 140 years, but it’s yet to overcome it’s biggest nemesis: the weather. Texas is showcasing that point as it suddenly rivals California...

S&C Electric VP Sees “Tension” as Key Dynamic in the Microgrid and Energy Industry

Jan. 11, 2021
Erik Svanholm, vice president of non-wires alternatives at S&C Electric, explains why tension is a key dynamic in today’s energy industry. Elisa Wood, editor-in-chief of Microgrid...
Erik Svanholm, vice president, non-wires alternatives for S&C Electric

Writing a Request for Microgrid Proposal Is Easy — If You’ve Done the Hard Work

Dec. 8, 2020
How can you create a microgrid RFP that attracts high quality responses? Erik Svanholm, vice president, non-wires alternatives for S&C Electric, offers insight.
Stephanie Pine, manager, federal microgrid segment, at S&C Electric

Whether Facing a Cyberattack or a Pandemic, Preparation Is Critical

Sept. 28, 2020
S&C Electric’s Stephanie Pine explains why cybersecurity and threat preparation is critical for the power industry during uncertain times.
Erik Svanholm, vice president, non-wires alternatives for S&C Electric

It Takes a Village to Build a Microgrid, and the Village Needs a ‘Mayor’

July 20, 2020
S&C Electric’s Erik Svanholm explores the human element of building a microgrid, and what goes into advanced microgrid design.
By installing a battery-based microgrid, Cordova, Alaska was able to significantly decrease use of diesel fuel, a move made to protect the ecosystem and increase energy reliability for the remote fishing community. Photo courtesy of Hitachi ABB

What the $11B Hitachi ABB Joint Venture Means to Microgrids

July 6, 2020
Several global technology giants are vying to capture the fast-growing microgrid market, and now the coming together of two — Hitachi and ABB — could reconfigure the landscape...
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Caribbean Ripe for DER and Microgrid Development but Needs Financial Boost

June 26, 2020
The Caribbean is ripe for microgrid development because of its hurricanes and the COVID-19 crisis. So what can get the market moving? The Rocky Mountain Institute offers a way...
Stephanie Pine, manager, federal microgrid segment, at S&C Electric

What’s Ahead for the Future of Microgrids?

March 6, 2020
S&C Electric’s Stephanie Pine describes the future of microgrids as they become more advanced, renewable, standardized, scalable and cybersecure.