Inside Microgrids

The Microgrid Knowledge Inside Microgrids channel provides articles, photos, and videos of some the world's most advanced microgrids.
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Microgridding a Bridge, Library and an Industrial District in Suburbia

Jan. 20, 2023
The city of Tigard, Oregon is planning an ambitious community microgrid project involving public and private sites.

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,...
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How Recycled Batteries Play a Dual Role for Microgrids

Jan. 16, 2023
Recycling batteries creates both a resource and a market for microgrids
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Microgrid Quick Chat: Why Every Microgrid Needs a Controller

Jan. 12, 2023
Tim Allen, the new president and CEO of PXiSE, discusses the microgrid’s brain – its controller — in this Quick Chat with Elisa Wood, editor-in-chief of Microgrid Knowledge.
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Five Microgrid Design Considerations for Operating in Extreme Weather Conditions

Jan. 10, 2023
Robert Kirslis, senior microgrid application engineer at Eaton, outlines five important elements to consider when designing your next microgrid.
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Two pitfalls to avoid when selecting batteries for your industrial microgrid

June 21, 2022
The need for a resilient source of power is becoming increasingly important for industrial facilities. Colin MacKenzie, principal consultant at Smarter Grid Solutions, explains...

Microgrid controllers are the next step to a resilient renewable grid

Feb. 7, 2022
Electric vehicles, solar, wind and battery energy will help utilities address climate change issues, but they bring a new set of challenges. PXiSE explores six ways that microgrid...

An Introduction to Microgrids: Combining Multiple Power Sources for Maximum Efficiency and Uptime

June 1, 2020
In this white paper learn how to combine multiple power sources for maximum efficiency and uptime with a microgrid.

Microgrid Research: Building a Race Car While Racing in the Grand Prix

Sept. 30, 2016
At the British Columbia Institute of Technology, researchers hope that their microgrid research will someday create a living lab that allows the entire campus to island from the...