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.
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
Science, technology, engineering
Business and finance models
Regulatory and policy regimes
Consumer behavior and behavioral economics
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."
Alaska Center for Energy & Power, Alaska Microgrid Group Join MSL - Microgrid Systems Lab