29 Feb '16, 2pm

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Building a microgrid from off-the-shelf components, putting them all together, and successfully running them through their paces, on- and off-grid -- without blowing anything up? Usually, that kind of job could take months, if not years. But using the power of common technology, Duke Energy and some two dozen partners were able to put together a working microgrid and run it through its paces, in less than a month -- and set up a live demo at the DistribuTech conference in Orlando in early February to show how it was done. “We’ve been able to do this in about two to three weeks, with many different pieces of off-the-shelf equipment that don’t require a whole lot of customization,” Jason Handley, director of operations and projects for Duke’s Emerging Technology Office, said in an interview before DistribuTech. This result from Duke’s Mount Holly, N.C. microgrid test site (P...

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