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Coverage of microgrids since June 16, 2020.

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Los Angeles to install solar and storage microgrid and EV Charging to power more than 100 e-buses with Proterra and Apparent

"...The solar and storage microgrid paired with 104 EV chargers will support Ladot’s adoption of electric buses as the agency transitions to a fully electric fleet by 2028. Ladot selected Proterra and Apparent to install the EV-charging microgrid at the agency’s Washington Bus Yard where it will manage EV charging and overall energy use for more than 100 electric buses. By delivering clean solar energy generated and storage capacity, the project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower Ladot’s electricity costs, and also provide emergency back-up power that will enable the agency to continue to operate in an outage..."

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids is set to become Hitachi Energy since October 2021

"...With climate change and increasing natural disasters, there is a need to solve three social issues worldwide: environment, resilience, and security and safety. Hitachi ABB Power Grids provides a variety of solutions that solve these social issues, and by changing the company name to Hitachi Energy, we are further strengthening our commitment to the realization of a sustainable society. Hitachi and Hitachi Energy will contribute to solve social issues and improve people’s QoL by realizing social innovation in the energy field with customers and partnersToshiaki Higashihara, Executive Chairman and CEO of Hitachi..."

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Climate Security: A Tale of Two Defense Hearings

"...Additionally, this budget invests in power and energy research and development to improve installation and platform energy performance and optimize military capability. The Department can help lead by leveraging its buying power to deploy technologies such as energy storage and microgrids that support the mission while protecting the climate..."

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Printing a better microgrid

"...The future of electronic displays will be thin, flexible and durable. One barrier to this, however, is that one of the most widely used transparent conductors for electronic displays--indium tin oxide (ITO)--doesn't perform as well on larger areas and can crack and break down with wear. Indium is also a rare earth mineral, which is relatively scarce, and the process to create ITO requires high energy consumption and expensive equipment..."

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Siemens to provide charging solutions for e-buses in Ostrava (Czech Republic)

"...E-buses in Ostrava (Czech Republic) will rely on Siemens charging infrastructure. Ostrava Transit Authority has in fact turned to the German group concerning the supply of charging stations for 24 electric buses that have been commissioned to Solaris. The order includes a software to automatically adapt the charging processes to the bus schedules and to optimize energy consumption..."

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Energy-harvesting shirt generates electricity from sweat and movement

"...When it comes to renewable energy, many cities combine multiple sources, such as solar panels and wind turbines. Scientists have now taken a similar approach with a "smart" shirt that generates electricity via both sweat and movement. Created by a team at the University of California-San Diego, the "wearable microgrid" shirt incorporates sweat-powered biofuel cells, motion-powered triboelectric generators, and supercapacitors for storing the generated electricity..."

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'Wearable microgrid' uses the human body to sustainably power small gadgets

"...Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a "wearable microgrid" that harvests and stores energy from the human body to power small electronics. It consists of three main parts: sweat-powered biofuel cells, motion-powered devices called triboelectric generators, and energy-storing supercapacitors. All parts are flexible, washable and can be screen printed onto clothing..."

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Scientists publish open resource to help design 'greener' energy systems

"...Researchers have created a database of measurements from existing global power grid systems that will help develop new power systems capable of meeting changing demands, such as the move towards renewable energy sources..."

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Op/Ed: Building Energy Security with Microgrids

"...Long-distance power transmission is vulnerable to damage. Photo by Fré Sonneveld via Unsplash As wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes sweep across North America, residents are bracing for the power outages that come with these extreme weather events..."

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Slemon Park Microgrid Announcement

"...Source: Government of Prince Edward Island..."

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FOREST INK: Private forest land improvement ideas shared

"...Forest land often needs some human intervention to maximize a range of forest values. I was recently invited to see some examples of forest stand improvement projects on private land near Rose Lake..."

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Province supporting Xeni Gwet’in First Nation transition to clean energy

"...The remote Xeni Gwet’in First Nation community in the Chilcotin is continuing the transition from diesel to clean energy and creating local jobs under the Province’s CleanBC plan. The Province’s Renewable Energy for Remote Communities (RERC) program is providing $1. 86 million for a transmission line to connect 28 homes to the Xeni Gwet’in community’s hybrid clean energy micro-grid, reducing diesel consumed for electricity generation by about 50,000 litres per year..."

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Power Systems Optimization Engineer

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Podcasts

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E058: Uber of Electricity Supply

Duration: 46:50

"...Yvonne Power is one of three Co-Founders and the COO at Village Energy, and an advocate for microgrids and renewables, moved from a large state-government-owned power utility in Western Australia to a start to change people’s lives..."

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Is BP's Shift for Real?

Duration: 57:41

"...Just weeks after taking over as CEO of BP, Bernard Looney unveiled a series of climate targets..."

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The State of Off-Grid Energy Access

Duration: 57:26

"...This week: The cutting-edge business of bringing power to the last billion people on Earth without it.  ..."

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Watt It Takes: Bringing Printable Batteries From Lab to Market

Duration: 01:06:10

"...This week on Watt It Takes: Powerhouse CEO Emily Kirsch sits down with Dr..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about microgrids.

Energy perspectives with Olle Olsson of Stockholm Environment Institute

"...Olle is a Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), where his work is focused on socio-technical transitions, primarily in the fields of energy and climate change mitigation..."

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A quick visual drone view of Fort Chipewyan - Solar for Diesel

"...Fort Chipewyan is an indigenous community that has invested in solar power, sustainable wood harvesting and a pilot aquaponics food production facility..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about microgrids relevant to the latest news.

A cost-efficient sizing of grid-tied hybrid renewable energy system with different types of demands

"...Utilizing battery energy storage is inevitable for mitigating intermittency of renewable energy resources in microgrid system with high level of integration of these components..."

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Energy management strategy based on short-term resource scheduling of a renewable energy-based microgrid in the presence of ele

"...This paper studies the short-term planning of generating units in renewable energy-based distribution networks equipped with plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)..."

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Interactive nonlinear multiobjective optimal design of water distribution systems using Pareto navigator technique

"...As such, the proposed multiobjective bi-level optimization model will also improve the carbon footprint of water distribution systems and their impact on climate change..."

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An Optimum Multi-objective Dynamic Scheduling Strategy for a Hybrid Microgrid System Using Fuzzy Rank-Based Modified Differenti

"...In this paper, a stochastic multi-objective grid-connected microgrid problem is proposed to schedule energy and reserve in a power network with high penetration of renewable energy sources..."

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Modular Microgrid Controller on OpenFMB Standard

"...By utilizing micro-Distributed Energy Resources (DER), such as solar PV, energy storage, renewable energy sources fossil-fueled generators and combined heat and power plants, microgrids can supply local electrical and heat loads in local areas in an economic and environment friendly way..."

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Optimal Planning of Green Hybrid Microgrid in Power Industry

"...In supply-side planning for microgrids, renewable energy sources will be recognized gradually as major options..."

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Genetic Algorithm Based Energy Management in Microgrid

"...Both distributed energy resources (DERs) and client stacks in microgrids have vulnerability qualities; so, the irregularity of the breeze speed and sunlight based radiation force is displayed by interim science, and the interim yield of the breeze turbine and photovoltaic (PV) age framework are obtained..."

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Operating Cost Analysis of Microgrid Including Renewable Energy Sources and a Battery Under Dynamic Pricing

"...The first case considers the system without any renewable energy sources or battery storage..."

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DC?AC Bidirectional Converters for Application in Isolated Microgrids

"...It is connected to an energy storage system and must have a bidirectional power flow..."

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Energy Trading Between Prosumers Based on Blockchain Technology

"...Electrification of the energy systems and the current policies for sustainable development are increasing the potential for distributed energy resources (DERs)..."

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Energy Storage Technologies: Past, Present and Future

"...Decentralization of the main grid into microgrid levels largely depends upon the energy storage penetration level..."

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Performance Study of a Wind-Battery-Based Islanding System

"...Due to an increasing demand in electrical power, renewable energy resources (RERs) play a vital role in producing energy and for feeding the load..."

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