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Mining and the Energy Transition

By |2021-01-25T18:56:38-08:00January 26th, 2021|

To stimulate economies globally, governments are committing huge amounts of money. The U.S just signed off on another $900B spending bill and Joe Biden wants to commit another $2T to infrastructure spending when he becomes president. The EU also approved a $2.2 T budget for digital and energy investments. There are similar investments and commitments

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

By |2021-01-24T20:11:40-08:00January 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 regulators say that federal, state and regional cooperation on DERs and microgrids will be necessary

Empowering the Energy Transition in 2021

By |2021-01-17T19:17:59-08:00January 12th, 2021|

Happy New Year!! At VECKTA, we took the week off between Christmas and New Year to digest 2020 and recharge our batteries. We return refreshed, fired up and ready to take on the new year with positive energy and a commitment to develop a more sustainable, profitable and distributed energy future. In addition to some

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

By |2021-01-04T00:57:17-08:00January 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 still carry with them a higher upfront investment than their fossil fuel counterparts, but the

Emerging Microgrids: Where Markets Are on the Rise

By |2020-12-27T20:23:12-08:00December 29th, 2020|

With a current global market share of 28.6 billion USD and an expected rise to 47.6 billion by 2025, the microgrid market appears poised for significant growth. A CAGR of 10.6% confirms this expectation, and anticipated shifts in the global energy landscape give good reason to believe that microgrid market shares will only expand. No

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

By |2021-01-10T21:31:39-08:00December 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 markets and levels the playing field for many companies, which will provide more competition and

Microgrids For Industrial Sites

By |2021-01-17T19:24:01-08:00December 15th, 2020|

In addition to their use by institutions and communities in search of energy independence, microgrids and other distributed energy systems (DES) are ideal for industrial sites that do not--or cannot--rely on a weak local grid. Energy During Outages Outages are something industrial sites cannot afford to happen. These can dramatically impact the bottom-line and hamper

After Pandemic Dip, Microgrid Growth Not Slowing Down

By |2021-01-04T18:54:39-08:00December 15th, 2020|

Microgrid experts say the industry was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the pandemic could actually end up being a boost for the deployment of microgrids. The pandemic is affecting the microgrid industry negatively in the short run, but could be more positive in the long run and even result in microgrid growth, according to

Hiking In The Canopy Of Sub-Transmission

By |2020-12-21T22:26:16-08:00December 8th, 2020|

The other day, I went for a hike with my pup in the mountains above Santa Barbara. We picked a trail that was nice and strenuous, but didn’t seem to offer the best views; so, as I am known to do, I threw an audible and decided to take a detour back to the trailhead.

Microgrid Financing With Energy-as-a-Service

By |2020-12-21T22:25:57-08:00December 3rd, 2020|

Energy-as-a-service (EaaS) is becoming an attractive business model for financing microgrids, but the concept must be applied in a scalable and consistent, yet flexible way according to microgrid developers participating in a recent conference on the topic. Microgrid developers at the Microgrid 2020 Global Conference held by Microgrid Knowledge shared their thoughts on how to

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