South America

News and feature articles on microgrids in South America including RFP's, policies and players impacting the region.

Elevating Lives Through Electricity: The 2024 Microgrid Knowledge Greater Good Award Winners

April 24, 2024
Electricity is more than a science lesson or a tool of comfort; this flow of electrons serve as a hand up to a better world for many, putting into action a “greater good” that...

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,...
courtesy Bruce Becker
Marcel Hotel PV, courtesy Bruce Becker

Hotel microgrids cut energy costs, meet demand from guests for sustainability

March 11, 2022
Travelers are looking for accommodations that meet sustainability goals, and a hotel microgrid can help meet that demand — while saving the hotel money. Here’s a look at hotel...
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Want to speak at Microgrid 2022? Deadline is Feb. 1

Jan. 24, 2022
The deadline is just a few weeks away to apply to speak at Microgrid 2022: Microgrids as Climate Heroes, the largest global gathering of the microgrid community, to be held this...
JuiceBox Pro charger, courtesy Enel X

EV Charging Trends: Solar Absorption, Demand Response, Green Charging

Nov. 8, 2019
More and more, electric vehicles (EVs) are being called upon to absorb excess solar energy and provide demand response. These are EV charging trends to watch.
Gracio project. Photo courtesy Leclanche

Storage is the Boss for Utility-Scale Microgrid Yielding 70% Renewables

Jan. 11, 2019
A utility-scale microgrid that uses energy storage has slashed the use of diesel fuel and allowed for up to 70 percent renewables to serve a Portuguese Island.

Siemens Building an 80-MW Microgrid Network in the Brazilian Amazon

Oct. 27, 2017
Siemens Brazil has taken on the logistical challenge of building a microgrid network in the remote Amazon Basin, which requires transporting equipment via rivers that crisscross...

Distributed Energy Storage Reduces Demand via 8,000 Batteries

April 7, 2017
A distributed energy storage network of 8,000 batteries has reduced electric demand at 7,000 telecom facilities in France by 10 to 15 MW during numerous demand response events...

Bypassing Utility Models for Clean, Smart Microgrids in Emerging Markets

April 28, 2016
Energy project developers are just beginning to see the advantages of clean, smart microgrids instead of the traditional, “messy” infrastructure.