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AMG joins Microgrid Systems Lab

The Alaska Microgrid Group has joined the U.S.-based Microgrid Systems Lab member consortium. AMG's energy knowledge will support MSL's fully-integrated innovation center for decentralized energy systems.

MSL is a collaborative effort by a variety of global leaders -- in electricity delivery, R&D, manufacturing, standards, education, regulation, and systems integration -- with a common mission to accelerate the transition to a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable energy system worldwide. This applies to grid modernization in the industrialized world; to alleviating “energy poverty” in the emerging economies; and to finding synergies between the two approaches through a process of reciprocal innovation.

Microgrid Systems Laboratory scope intersects innovation, research, demonstration and education. Image courtesy of Microgrid Systems Lab

A not-for-profit, pre-competitive innovation consortium, MSL's scope spans Research, Innovation, Demonstration, and Education (RIDE), as depicted in the graphic above.

MSL can act nimbly to assemble international and cross-sector partnerships, including government agencies and ministries, manufacturers, utilities, system integrators, and microgrid developers and operators. Through its international network, MSL can also assist entities in understanding local market conditions and opportunities in many parts of the world.

Microgrid Systems Lab areas of focus
  1. Science, technology, engineering

  2. Business and finance models

  3. Regulatory and policy regimes

  4. Consumer behavior and behavioral economics

  5. Workforce depth and preparedness

Other global MSL collaborating member institutions include the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Alaska Center for Energy and Power, HOMER Energy, the Energy and Resources Institute, and SteamaCo.

Future MSL work will expand the global network to include "integrated smart systems design, beginning with water and ultimately including telecommunications, transportation, security and emergency response, and other complementary intelligent systems and infrastructure."


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