Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Microgrids

“Alexa, reduce my energy costs!” With as fast as technology has progressed over the last decade, and with the promise of self-driving cars on the horizon and the electrification of everything, it’s only natural to question when this is all going to filter into our everyday, energy consuming lives. In this device-driven age, shouldn’t we…

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Think Microgrid to advance state and federal policy

Industry Leaders Launch Group to Create a Coordinated Industry Voice for Microgrids in the U.S.“Think Microgrid” to advance state and federal policy, and serve as a resource to policymakers Today, more than a dozen companies leading the way to improve electric reliability with microgrids formed a new coalition to represent the industry at the state…

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Georgia Power and PowerSecure develop smart fleet electrification solution

Georgia Power and PowerSecure have announced a custom-designed fleet electrification solution for the Chatham Area Transit Authority (CAT), which serves the greater Savannah, Georgia area. In May 2020, CAT was awarded a $1.87 million grant from the Federal Transportation Authority (FTA). The grant included six electric bus charging stations, as well as infrastructure upgrades to…

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Before, During & After the Storm: Quantifying Resiliency and Reliability

Today, PowerSecure, Inc, a Southern Company subsidiary, announced that its microgrid solutions achieved a 99.5% uptime rate across all natural event-related outages in 2020. Through its analysis of system data, the company found that 566 PowerSecure systems across 283 unique customer sites in 19 states successfully provided power in island mode while customers were impacted…

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RTCC’s Susan Sanford: Cleantech is solving global energy, environmental challenges

Susan Sanford Editor’s note: Susan Sanford, Executive Director of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, an initiative of business, government, academic and nonprofit leaders focused on accelerating the growth of the Research Triangle Region’s cleantech economy. RALEIGH — The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) recently hosted the first-ever Clean Tech Innovation Awards at the organization’s annual meeting of…

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How a Residential Microgrid Can Earn Its Keep Beyond the Neighborhood

Small microgrids don’t need to include large buildings to provide value. How a Residential Microgrid Can Earn Its Keep Beyond the Neighborhood For the burgeoning microgrid market, the sweet spot has been university, industrial and military applications. But now, the suitability of this advance in energy resilience is expanding, and residential neighborhoods are being eyed…

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Report Shows Mission-Critical Enterprises Increasingly Turn to Microgrids to Enhance Energy Reliability

More and more, mission-critical enterprises are using microgrids with on-site power systems to ramp up energy reliability, efficiency and sustainability. Download the full report. Why? As technology advances, power outages are simply unacceptable at military bases, health-care facilities, data centers, distribution centers and more. A new report from PowerSecure, a subsidiary of Southern Company, points out that a…

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