Rolls-Royce takes majority stake in energy storage company

The British multinational engineering firm’s interest has increased to 73.1%

Siemens partners with renewable energy developer for microgrids in mining

It is working with juwi to develop an advanced microgrid control system that enables the seamless integration of renewable electricity to a mine’s off-grid power supply

Shell invests in blockchain-based community energy platform

LO3 Energy’s technology aims to overcome the challenge of integrating distributed energy resources into supply networks

Schneider Electric invests in flexible energy management firm

It is establishing an innovation partnership with AutoGrid, focused on driving new AI and machine learning solutions for distributed energy resources

ABB and Rolls-Royce team up for energy efficient microgrids

They will work together on developing solutions that integrates digital technology and efficient hybrid power systems.

Rolls-Royce invests in energy storage start-up company

Qinous provides battery solutions with an integrated microgrid and energy management system suited to both on and off grid applications

Alaskan microgrids ‘cutting costs and boosting resilience’

Remote villages in Alaska are proving how renewable microgrids can cut costs and boost resilience. That’s according to a new report from researchers at the Alaska Center for Energy and Power, which says the region’s terrain makes it difficult and cost prohibitive to establish a large-scale electrical grid. Instead, a network of small, local power […]

New York awards $11m for microgrid projects

Around $11 million (£8.8m) in funding is being provided for microgrid projects across New York State. It is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s NY Prize Community Microgrid competition, with each winner receiving $1 million (£0.8m). They will conduct detailed engineering designs and business plans for a microgrid to bring local clean energy and backup […]

Dope! Hybrid microgrids for the cannabis industry

Microgrids for the cannabis sector could solve the industry’s “energy hog” problem. That’s according to the head of an alternative energy company, who believes hybrid microgrids could fill the gap utility companies and major corporations can’t fix. Scale Energy Solutions develops microgrids combining solar, storage and combined heat and power (CHP) to lower the gluttonous […]

Siemens and Bentley offer utility planning and design solution

Siemens and Bentley have joined forces to provide planning and design solutions for power utilities and industrial power customers. They believe distributed energy resources like microgrids require more advanced planning approaches to ensure system reliability and stability. Bentley’s OpenUtilities solution for utility power grid design will be integrated with Siemens’ PSS Suite for power system […]