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Microgrids: Protecting Your Power From Cyber Attacks

By |2021-06-15T20:59:52-07:00June 17th, 2021|

Hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters are common threats to the energy grid. High winds, wildfires, or heavy snow and ice can knock down wires and cause a cascade of blackouts across the system. But what about the threat of cyber attacks? A cyber-terrorist can cut off the supply of power to an entire city

VECKTA Voices – Brian Noel

By |2021-06-08T19:44:23-07:00June 10th, 2021|

In this series, we talk with some of the passionate, high-performance team members who are co-creating the Energy Transition Platform: the leading global marketplace for Distributed Energy Systems (DES). Today we talk with Brian Noel, Head of Project Development. Brian leads the modeling and project development customer success teams, and is the product owner for

Interview With The CEO: VECKTA’s Past, Present, And Future

By |2021-06-01T21:09:30-07:00June 3rd, 2021|

In a recent podcast interview with Riderflex, a national recruiting and consulting firm, Gareth Evans, the Chief Executive Office and Co-Founder of VECKTA, discussed his backstory, the origins of VECKTA, and the future of petroleum. In the Beginning Growing up just outside Liverpool, England, Gareth had originally planned on joining the Royal Air Force (RAF)

Uberman Series – Reaching For The Finish Line

By |2021-05-30T17:56:54-07:00June 1st, 2021|

We’ve been following Team Rob’s epic quest to conquer the Uberman triathlon, an effort that exemplifies VECKTA’s core values. As we reach the conclusion of this series, we present From Within, a short film on Rob’s journey. VECKTA CEO Gareth Evans accompanies Rob and reflects on what it takes to achieve extraordinary goals. Transforming Ideas

Diving Into The Differences Between AC Microgrids And DC Microgrids

By |2021-06-01T20:22:37-07:00May 27th, 2021|

Microgrids are defined as a decentralized network of loads and energy generation units located within specified electrical boundaries. They possess the ability to perform their operations under the wide-area grid network or in their 'island mode', where they operate on their own without exterior influence. In the United States, the microgrid industry is relatively new.

How To Choose Between A Microgrid And A Virtual Power Plant

By |2021-05-19T00:38:33-07:00May 20th, 2021|

Industrial, commercial, governmental, and other customer groups that cannot afford to rely on the aging centralized power grid are turning to local options customized to their particular energy needs. Microgrids and virtual power plants (VPPs) are two solutions for a reliable and predictable energy supply – that also support our aging grid infrastructure. These systems

VECKTA Inaugural Annual Meeting – CEO Reflection

By |2021-05-11T19:34:32-07:00May 18th, 2021|

In April, VECKTA held their first Annual Meeting to reflect on the year past and look to the year ahead. The following was CEO Gareth Evans’ opening remarks. What this last year has underscored is how quickly our lives can be disrupted. It demonstrated the importance of having an unwavering mission, living by strong core

VECKTA Voices – Calvin Fine

By |2021-05-13T20:48:25-07:00May 13th, 2021|

In this series, we talk with some of the passionate, high-performance team members who are co-creating the Energy Transition Platform: the leading global marketplace for Distributed Energy Systems (DES). Today, we’re chatting with Calvin Fine, Head of Market Operations for VECKTA. Calvin joins us from lovely Melbourne, Australia. Meet Calvin Fine As Head of Market

Uberman Series – Powered From Within

By |2021-05-06T21:40:44-07:00May 6th, 2021|

Rob DeCou, Executive Producer at Lux Virtual, is a key member of the marketing team working with VECKTA. Rob continues this fourth part of our series (part one, part two, part three) exploring the synergy between VECKTA’s values and his goal of conquering the ultra-endurance Uberman triathlon. There are rare moments in life when things

Preparing To Adapt: Microgrids And ESG In The Mining Industry

By |2021-05-19T00:06:46-07:00April 28th, 2021|

Between capital markets’ drive for increased environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, mounting investor preference for lower carbon producing assets, challenges around rising energy costs and resilience as assets become more remote, the mining industry is experiencing a paradigm shift. One 2018 article estimated that the mining industry is responsible for 6.2% of all energy

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