Tag: power grid

A power grid is an interconnected network for delivering electricity from suppliers to consumers. It consists of generating stations that produce electrical power, high-voltage transmission lines that carry power from distant sources to demand centers, and distribution lines that connect individual customers.

HOMER Energy Prepares to Host Fifth Annual International Microgrid Conference in Denver, Colorado

HOMER Energy Prepares to Host Fifth Annual International Microgrid Conference in Denver, Colorado

Boulder-based microgrid industry leader brings international renewable energy conference to Colorado

HOMER Energy, developer of the industry-leading HOMER® Pro software for modeling hybrid renewable energy systems, and the global leader in microgrid decision analysis and design optimization, is preparing to hold its Fifth Annual International Microgrid Conference at the Embassy Suites

Worcester ‘flips the switch’ at new solar array

Worcester ‘flips the switch’ at new solar array

New England’s largest municipally-owned solar farm tops a former landfill, expected to save $60 million in energy costs

The largest municipally-owned solar array in New England was officially connected to the power grid today, in a ceremony Thursday at the former Greenwood Street landfill.

The Greenwood Street Solar Farm covers

Three Key Challenges for Today’s Electricity Market

Three Key Challenges for Today’s Electricity Market

As we continue to move through 2017, utility operators are anxiously waiting to see which energy regulations the new US administration will implement this year. While President Trump has repeatedly indicated that he plans to lend his support to the fossil fuels sector, interest remains high in the US and

Exploring Microgrids with Dr. Peter Lilienthal, CEO of HOMER Energy

Exploring Microgrids with Dr. Peter Lilienthal, CEO of HOMER Energy

Microgrids, localized power networks of distributed energy resources, are increasingly advantageous in today’s energy landscape. Their ability to operate connected to the power grid or autonomously makes them ultra-valuable.

Microgrid configurations can incorporate natural gas or diesel cogeneration (CHP), fuel cells, energy storage batteries, microturbines, and renewables such as solar, wind,

The Strongest Link in the Chain

The Strongest Link in the Chain

Renewable energy—and solar energy in par­ticular—has a problem. Because it is subject to the vagaries of sunshine and wind for power generation, it is often not available when it is needed most. For those nighttime hours when the sun is not available and cloudy days when sunlight is minimal, provisions

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