Remote and Island Microgrids

This section includes white papers on Remote and Island Microgrids
Maximiliano Ferrari
The Adjuntas microgrids rely on these two large energy storage units designed by ELM. Source: Maximiliano Ferrari

Oak Ridge National Lab Microgrid Orchestrator to Create Grid of Microgrids in Puerto Rico

Nov. 14, 2023
The orchestrator, which is in the final stages of hardware testing, will allow two microgrids in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, to “talk” to each other.

ICT Visionary Q&A with Allen Griser, Chief Commercial Officer at Clearfield

Dec. 1, 2023
ICT Visionary Q&A with Allen Griser, Chief Commercial Officer, Clearfield
Pepperwood Preserve
Source: Pepperwood Preserve

PG&E Commissions 100% Renewable Remote Microgrid in Sonoma County

Nov. 7, 2023
Located at Pepperwood Preserve, a living laboratory that conducts climate monitoring and hosts wildfire resilience demonstration projects, this is the utility’s 5th standalone...
Navier Solon /
Apuao Island, one of the 98 unserved or underserved areas of the Philippines that will soon have reliable electricity from a microgrid. (Source: Navier Solon /

Philippines Seeks Microgrids to Solve Power Gaps

Oct. 31, 2023
More than 4 million Filipino households are unserved or underserved by the national power grid. The country’s Department of Energy is turning to microgrids to help electrify all...
Heather Duncan/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy
Pizzeria in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico that gets power from a microgrid.

Connecting Microgrids is at Heart of National Lab Project in Puerto Rico

Sept. 29, 2023
Sharing power between microgrids is seen as a technology of the future that can boost resilience. Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory hope to make that technology a reality...
Tabor Chichakly /
Alberta, Canada-based wind projects are among the recipients of government funding. (Source: Tabor Chichakly /

Canadian Government Invests in First Nation Microgrid Project

Sept. 21, 2023
Canada’s Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program will invest $175 million in 12 clean energy projects across Alberta, including a microgrid for the Montana First...
Millenius /
Solar panels on the background of the image of the flag of Australian Aboriginal flag. Source: Millenius /

Australian Government Investing $75 Million in First Nations Microgrid Projects

Aug. 30, 2023
Eligible projects will help remove barriers to microgrid deployment and reduce or eliminate the use of diesel-powered generators.
Footprint Project
A palletized mobile microgrid at Napili Park, north of Lahaina, Hawaii. (Source: Footprint Project)

Footprint Project Seeks Donations to Support Maui Wildfire Response

Aug. 24, 2023
Footprint Project has already deployed 4 microgrids, with 10 more enroute to the island.
Michal Knitl -
A home in Avatip, Sepik river in Papua New Guinea. Source: Michal Knitl -

USAID Invests $1.2 Million in Papua New Guinea Minigrid

Aug. 16, 2023
The funds will be used to jump-start electrification efforts in off-grid areas.