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Bioenergy Microgrids – Making Energy Secure with Biomass

By |March 25th, 2021|

While solar and wind turbine generation are more common microgrid generation options, bioenergy microgrids are gaining traction in many areas. Bioenergy is a renewable energy source derived from biomass—organic matter such as crop- and urban wood waste, microalgae, food waste,

Mining Companies Switching to Hybrid Power

By |March 5th, 2021|

With renewable energy sources fast-becoming reliable, cost-efficient sources of electricity, many mining companies are reevaluating their power options. Hybrid power systems—combining two (or more) means of power generation—afford mining companies with a balanced approach to mitigate the risks associated with

Energy Sector Tech Revolution to Include Security Challenges, New Workforce

By |February 18th, 2021|

Plug and Play’s Payal Patel, Director of Corporate Partnerships, Energy & Sustainability, hosted a webinar on innovation in the energy sector. VECKTA is pleased to have been a part of the Plug and Play innovation incubator. There will be a

State-Level Support of Microgrids and DER Growing, Seen as Crucial

By |January 19th, 2021|

Among the growing list of forces pushing microgrids and distributed energy resources (DER) forward in the U.S. is an expanding alignment between federal and state efforts to support such technologies, an expert panel said. Current and former state and federal

Carbon Crunching: How To Reduce Your Carbon Emissions, and Why it Matters

By |January 5th, 2021|

Between the rising cost of fossil fuels and increased regulations on greenhouse gas emissions, minimizing a company's carbon footprint is a question of business efficiency as much as it is of environmental ethics. Renewable energy resources and other carbon-reducing technologies

FERC Order 2222 and Its Impact on the Distributed Energy & Microgrid Industry

By |December 22nd, 2020|

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on September 17, 2020 passed Order 2222, removing the barriers for participation of distributed energy resources (DER) with traditional electric power systems. This will allow DERs to compete in all regional organized wholesale electrical

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