Written by Frank Jossi, Midwest Energy News
On a crowded stretch of one of the Twin Cities’ busiest freeways, a glassy new five-story building announces itself with a large sign saying, “OATI Microgrid.” Inside the building in Bloomington, workers are putting the final touches on the OATI Microgrid Technology Center, which features solar panels, wind turbines, a combined heat and power plant and energy storage. It’s part of a pilot project for Open Access Technology International, a Minneapolis-based company that provides cloud-based software applications for more than 1,600 clients, including independent service operators (ISOs), electric cooperatives, energy traders and utilities. Continue reading.
Photo by Open Access Technology International. A rendering of OATI’s new office building in Bloomington, Minnesota, equipped with a microgrid powered by renewables and CHP turbines.
ALSO OF POTENTIAL INTEREST
- John Deere unveils latest all-electric tractor prototype for zero-emission agriculture, Electrek
- Plug-and-play solar could be the next clean energy wave in the US, Treehugger
- Birmingham coffee roaster moves to solar energy, Birmingham Business Journal
- Solar is Booming . . . Costs Keep Falling, EcoWatch
- Robert Redford: Solar Power Must Continue to Be Affordable, Time Magazine
- Clean Energy With Every Click: Google Goes 100% Renewable, Rocky Mountain Institute Blog, Outlet
- Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center (BRC) Nearly two-thirds of Fortune 100 and nearly half of Fortune 500 companies have set ambitious renewable energy or related sustainability targets. The BRC helps corporations to fulfill their sustainability goals.
- RE100 is a collaborative, global initiative of companies committed to 100% renewable electricity. Click the RE100 link to read about the actions they are taking and why.
- Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles. The Principles publicly launched in July of 2014 with 12 signatories, initially representing 8.4 million megawatt hours of renewable energy demand by 2020. As of September 2016, 62 companies have signed on, representing over 45 million MWh of annual demand by 2020.