There are multiple approaches to funding microgrids. Eric Dupont, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at PowerSecure, discusses why CAPEX versus OPEX become important considerations in this interview with Yasmin Ali, Microgrid Knowledge contributor.Read More
The relationship between retail companies and customers is a two-way street: while retailers rely on a consistent stream of customer, customers rely on consistent service. Power outages hinder a company’s ability to complete transactions, keep stores open and maintain reliable service, negatively impacting foot traffic and thus sales. PowerSecure recognizes that when it comes to the daily business conducted by retail companies, resiliency and reliability of power systems is key. Moreover, quicker power restorations and increased energy efficiency through PowerSecure allow for saved costs to be devoted to other important retailer considerations, such as labor, rent, and business growth activities.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
“In 2009, when an ice storm hit Northwest Arkansas and Kentucky, knocking out power for millions of customers, Cargill ran their generators for six days straight in order to keep producing. We were the only facility in this area to continue processing products. If the plant had been closed for those six days, it would have cost about $1.2 million.”
– Jim Edwards, Cargill engineering manager
Isaias’ punch to the East Coast last week in many ways resembled that of Superstorm Sandy, the storm that eight years ago launched a drive for microgrids to ward off power outages.Read More
In the tiny town of Rich Square in Northampton County, there is one, small grocery store.Read More
Let’s say microgrid developer PowerSecure has been asked to price out the feasibility of a microgrid at a retail grocery store in Wisconsin.Read More