New industry initiative, Microgrid Alliance, to give collective voice to industry

A new microgrid industry initiative, the Microgrid Alliance (MGA), has been formed with an aim to provide a collective voice for companies and other stakeholders involved in microgrids.

The alliance’s objective is to bring together parties that want to accelerate the growth and development of microgrids.

Founding members of MGA include General MicroGrids, Landis+Gyr, Homer Energy, Alstom, Enbala, EarthSpark International, ESTA International, and Green Energy Corp.

“Through my company’s work on microgrids, I have seen the need for coordination between those of us involved in this growing industry,” said Terry Mohn, CEO of General MicroGrids and chairman of the Microgrid Alliance.

“The Microgrid Alliance fills this void by educating the public, advocating for policies that promote microgrids, and providing a venue for its members to share best practices,” Mohn added.

“Although ‘microgrid’ has been somewhat of a buzzword in the energy sector for several years, it is really moving into the mainstream now,” said Dan Delurey, executive director of the Microgrid Alliance.

“The MGA is the only organization to bring together a broad group of companies working on microgrids to provide a collective voice for this sector,” Delurey added.

MGA members represent the diversity within the microgrid community, and include grid technology companies, software and service companies, demand response providers, renewable energy and storage companies, building owners and operators, research organizations.

The association hopes to include other stakeholder sectors.