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Nepal Seeks Consultants for Power System Expansion, Minigrid Development

Feb. 23, 2024
The Nepal Electricity Authority is looking for consultants to aid in the expansion of the country’s electric grid, including the development of hybrid minigrids to power remote...
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Data Center Frontier Launches Data Center Frontier Trends Summit, September 4-6 in Reston, Virginia

Feb. 22, 2024
This in-person event will take place September 4-6, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, Virginia.
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Schneider Electric Aced 2023 with $4.3B Profit, Record Backlog

Feb. 21, 2024
Last year, Schneider Electric detailed a new movement into standardized and streamlined microgrid offerings through its EcoStruxure Microgrid Flex product and also expanded its...
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Doosan Škoda Power Commissions 270-MW Steam Turbine to Power Wood Pulp Mill in Finland

Feb. 20, 2024
The massive on-site turbine could produce an additional 2 terawatthours (TWh, or 2,000 GWh) of renewable electricity, powered by biofuels, according to Doosan Škoda Power. The...
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Three Key Days in April: Microgrid 2024 Conference Schedule Is Detailed

Feb. 16, 2024
Another big change is that Microgrid 2024 will be a true three-day conference, running sessions from Monday, April 22 to Wednesday, April 24 at the Marriott Waterfront.
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Ohio's Miami University Tapping Geothermal to Shift from Fossil Power

Feb. 13, 2024
The geothermal wells will help Miami University convert its heating and cooling from the fossil-powered steam systems into carbon neutral energy generated by the earth’s heated...
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Wave-Powered Microgrid to be Developed on Remote Thai Island

Feb. 8, 2024
The microgrid, which will be developed by a consortium of tech companies and universities, will include onshore wave energy converters, a wireless distributed energy management...
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FEMA to Fund Net-Zero Energy Projects – Including Solar Microgrids – in Disaster Areas

Feb. 5, 2024
In the wake of a disaster, schools, hospitals, fire stations and other community infrastructure entities are now able to use FEMA grant money to rebuild using net-zero technologies...

Only through Standardization Can Microgrids Accelerate the Energy Transition

Jana Gerber, North America microgrid president at Schneider Electric discusses how standardizing microgrids will accelerate the energy transition.

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QuickChat: Unlocking Microgrid Potential: The Power of Standardization

Oct. 5, 2023
Join Rod Walton and Bala Vinayagam, SVP Microgrid Line of Business at Schneider Electric, as they explore the importance of a standardized microgrid solution and the role microgrids...

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Making Sure Fiber Customer Turn-ups are Done Right the First Time

Sept. 22, 2023
Fiber is being installed at a pace the industry has never seen before, with more deployments, more customer connections, and fewer people to do the skilled work. This FAQ takes...
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California Stakeholders Submit Microgrid Tariff Proposals, Saying Microgrids Should Be “Donkeys, Not Unicorns”

Feb. 2, 2024
California nonutility stakeholders submit proposals in six-year-old microgrid tariff proceeding, but worry the effort won’t yield commercialized microgrids, as hoped.
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On-site Heat, Solar to Power Veolia Hazardous Waste Treatment Plant in Arkansas

Feb. 1, 2024
The power for the Veolia incineration facility will be generated by capturing waste heat recovered from a boiler and steam turbine, according to the companies. In addition, 5 ...
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U.S. Defense Officials Discuss Resilience, Microgrids at the Google Defense Forum

Feb. 1, 2024
Two senior defense officials highlight how microgrids improve resiliency at military installations while also providing benefits to the surrounding community.
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Nuvve, e-Formula Collaborating on Microgrid, V2G Charging Project in Taiwan

Jan. 30, 2024
Transportation electrification technology firm Nuvve Holding Corp. and Taiwanese microgrid and energy management provider e-Formula will collaborate on developing what they called...
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G&W Electric Experienced Outages that Cost Millions of Dollars but Will Gain Resilience with 4-MW Microgrid at Chicago Facility

Jan. 29, 2024
The only option for achieving resilience – other than a microgrid – was to use an existing diesel generator as backup for the company's mold production building.
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U.S. Army Testing Microgrid System to Power Field Hospitals

Jan. 25, 2024
The AMMPS is a 120-kW microgrid system that includes two connected 60-kW generators. Rather than idling when not in use, the microgrid’s generators can be shut down if power demand...