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EU in $4m bid to unlock cogeneration renewables potential


A four-year €4m ($4.5m) EU research project has been launched to design a small-scale cogeneration engine using biomass to produce heat and electricity – a move that the project developers believe could unlock mainstream renewables in the heating and cooling sector.

Iberdrola uses blockchain technology to guarantee renewable energy supply


Spain-based utility Iberdrola has completed a project it says will contribute to accelerating the decarbonization process by using blockchain technology to guarantee that the energy supplied to the consumer is 100% renewable.

Siemens to build microgrid in Finland


Lempäälän Energia has awarded Siemens a contract to develop a self-sufficient smart grid system in the industrial area of Marjamäki, Finland, in order to provide a cost-effective and environmentally friendly energy system.

ABB Australian microgrid set to balance renewables


ABB is to supply a 30 MW battery storage microgrid solution to an area in Australia which has a high penetration of renewables into the grid.

Solar PV-fuel cell-microturbine-storage microgrid unveiled in US


A new microgrid featuring multiple energy resources has been unveiled this week at the Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve in the US state of Wisconsin.

UK energy centre gets loadbank for microgrid testing


Loadbank manufacturer Crestchic has supplied a 300 kVA restive/reactive loadbank to the UK's University of Chester.

Sterling & Wilson to build large scale battery storage in west Africa


Indian EPC firm Sterling and Wilson has won its first large-scale hybrid and energy storage turnkey EPC contract order in Western Africa.

Haiti to build microgrids with Taiwan loan


Haiti is set to build microgrids in isolated rural areas after receiving a $150m loan from Taiwan. 

Shell makes big microgrid play in Philippines


Shell is developing up to 20 microgrids in the Philippines for communities hosting its Malampya gas field project in the country.

China installs South China Sea microgrid


China has installed its first remote-island intelligent microgrid on the disputed Woody Island (Yongxing Island), part of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea.

The compelling case for transactive energy


The pace of transformation in the energy system is almost overwhelming, with new innovations continuously being introduced in the cause of optimization. The blockchain microgrid has persisted as a focal point amid the chaos. Molly Webb, Founder and CEO of Energy Unlocked explained to Decentralized Energy the characteristics that explain its endurance.

Rural Swedish microgrid runs 100 per cent green


E.ON has successfully produced a microgrid running 100 per cent on renewable energy in rural Sweden.

Chicago to host utility-scale microgrid


A plan by Edison-owned Exelon Corporation to build one of the first utility-scale microgrid clusters in the US has been approved by regulators.

Shell takes big stake in microgrid specialist as ‘grid edge shopping spree’ continues


Shell New Energies has announced the acquisition of a majority share in  microgrid company GI Energy, marking the sixth investment by the oil major in grid edge companies inside 18 months.

Ideal Power growing to address the challenge of resiliency


How can the world’s energy systems be improved to withstand the growing number of superstorms plaquing power infrastructure? The question of resiliency is one being asked more and more by governments, utilities and academics.

Schneider paving the way towards more effective microgrids


Decentralized Energy recently caught up with Mark Feasel of Schneider Electric to speak about the company’s fourth revolution within Asset Performance Management (APM)—APM 4.0The Schneider Vice-President also spoke about the challenges associated with developing more intelligent grids and microgrids.

ABB installs solar-storage microgrid in Gujarat


ABB has unveiled a microgrid solution at its Vadodora manufacturing facility in Gujarat, India and plans to deliver more of the technology to the subcontinent in the coming years.

ABB microgrid and storage solution serves Australian mining hub


ABB has supplied a containerized microgrid solution to support a gas-fired power station in western Australia.

ENGIE and Axium acquire Boston microgrid


ENGIE North America and Axium Infrastructure have completed the acquisition of a microgrid and district energy system serving six Harvard-affiliated medical institutions in the Longwood Medical Area in Boston.

Siemens partners with ComEd to manage Chicago microgrid


Siemens has used the platform of its annual US Innovation Day to announce partnering with Chicago-based ComEd on the first utility-operated microgrid cluster in the nation.

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