News & Events


#Howenergyworks - Twitter Chat
Great exchange on Twitter today. It was a pleasure to answer all of your questions. Keep following #Howenergyworks this week to continue discussing with Berkeley Lab scientists.
DER-CAM Workshop - June 4, 2014
A DER-CAM workshop will take place in Boston on June 4 at IEEE PES Boston Chapter Microgrid Course. It will be presented by Michael Stadler, head of Microgrids R&D at Berkeley Lab.
Reminder - EES-UETP Course on Microgrids
This is a reminder about the EES-UETP course on “Microgrids – the building block of a smarter grid” that will take place from 2nd to 4th June 2014 at INESC Porto buildings and labs -  Campus of the Faculty of Engineering of the Uni
5 Market Trends That Will Drive Microgrids Into The Mainstream
Greentech media took as an example the Santa Rita Jail Project as a state-of-the-art example for good usage of storage and a key point to let microgrids be a mainstream energy solution.
Release of a WebOpt Video Tutorial (LBNL*)
A WebOpt Video Tutorial has just been released today. 
Battery Storage Project at Fort Hunter Liggett (LBNL*)
The DoD has launched a net zero energy initiative throughout the country. US Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett in California is one of these pilot projects with 2 MW of photovoltaic generation and 1 MWh of energy storage.
New Version of WebOpt Manual Now Available (LBNL*)
WebOpt is the free, non-commercial/academic, limited and downscaled web-accessible version of the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM) created by Berkeley Lab.
DER-CAM Features List (LBNL*)
Due to popular demand, we have compiled, summarized, and offered short explanations of the various versions of DER-CAM in the document attached below.
NEC Laboratories Funding Supports Microgrids Research (LBNL*)
NEC Laboratories America, Inc. has provided Michael Stadler of the Grid Integration Group a gift in the amount of $60,000 to support his research in microgrids and energy storage.
CITRIS Seminar: The Role of Supply-Following Loads in Highly Renewable Electricity Grids (LBNL*)
Please join us for the next I4Energy event of the semester, physically located at the Banatao Institute at CITRIS. "The Role of Supply-Following Loads in Highly Renewable Electricity Grids"Jay Teneja, UC Berkeley


General Microgrid News

ABB’s PowerStore: The Key to Green-Powered Microgrids (Microgrid*)
Modern grids rely on many different resources to stabilize the electricity they carry. But in simple terms, let's separate them into two main types: those that have "inertia" and those that don't.
Connecticut Governor Malloy Announces Nations First Statewide Microgrid Pilot (Microgrid*)
"(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Daniel C.
From Fortnightly: Industry in Transition (Microgrid*)
Utility CEOs face disruptive trends. by: Michael T. Burr Article in the latest issue of Fortnightly regarding the inevitability of microrids.
Article from Greentech Media: Microgrids: A Utility’s Best Friend or Worst Enemy? (Microgrid*)
by: Chris Nelder
Still time to register for the 2013 Energy Storage Symposium! (Microgrid*)
Registration accepted until 5:00 PM PST on April 9th!!
CIGRE Lisbon Symposium 22-24 April 2013 (Microgrid*)
Smarts Grids: Next Generation Grids for New Energy Trends Online registration is open for the CIGRE Lisbon symposium.
Call for Papers: IEEE Transactions of Smart Grid (Microgrid*)
Special Issue on Smart DC Distribution Systems Call for papers: The IEEE Transaction of Smart Grid - Smart Issue on Smart DC Distribution Systems
Thirteen Major Companies Join Energy Department’s Workplace Charging Challenge (Microgrid*)
Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced 13 major U.S. employers and eight stakeholder groups have joined the new Workplace Charging Challenge to help expand access to workplace charging stations for American workers across the country.
IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT) (Microgrid*)
The Fourth Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT 2013), sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), will be held February 24-27, 2013, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in the District of Columbia, USA.
From Cleantechnica: In First Test, U.S. Military’s SPIDERS Microgrid Uses 90% Renewable Energy
From "With expectation for tonight’s State of the Union address running high, you can get a preview of the future energy landscape of the U.S. by checking out the new SPIDERS renewable energy microgrid project.