02/14 - Utility CEO: Generators Will Soon Make Electric Grid an 'Antiquated System'
David Crane, president and CEO of NRG Energy, said as solar power, wind power and energy storage grow more efficient, and as more American homes also come to rely on cheap natural gas, energy customers will switch from buying power to generating their own through “microgrids” – perhaps in as little as 30 years.
05/13 - DURIP Grant will Enhance Microgrid Laboratory
John Herbst, Program Manager at the University of Texas Center for Electromechanics (UT-CEM), has been awarded a $271,394 grant from the Office of Naval Research under the 2013 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP).
05/13 - Microgrid Research Workshop
Microgrids are broadly applied and of growing interest as an important feature of next generation power systems. Microgrids are used today in ships, off shore oil platforms, many islands, and remote towns.
05/12 - Study focuses on electric cars' effect on power grid.
It's a neighborhood that could set to trend for others in the future. It's helping companies look at the use of energy. Story courtesy Tom Abrahams - KTRK-TV Houston.
05/12 - Electric cars could be the wave of the future, but as they hit the roads, they have to get their charges. And that means they'll pull power from the state's power grid.
Story courtesy Tom Abrahams - KTRK-TV Houston.
Engineers at the University of Texas Center for Electromechanics (UT-CEM) located on the Pickle Research Campus (PRC) in Austin, TX, have assembled one of the largest and most dynamic test microgrids in the country.