December 15, 2023
Can Microgrids Speed the Transition to Electric Trucks? (Video)
Microgrids, sometimes called distributed energy resources, are local sources of electricity operating separately from the utility grid. They typically produce electricity from renewable sources such as wind and solar, but they can also be powered by hydro, natural gas, hydrogen, or even small modular nuclear reactors.
This episode of HDT Talks Trucking is sponsored by Scraper Systems
Joshua Goldman, vice president of E-mobility at microgrid and DER deployment advisor Xendee, says off-grid energy sources offer resiliency from power outages while helping to level the cost of electricity supplied by utility companies. Could a microgrid kickstart your transition from diesel to BEV?
Watch this Episode of HDT Talks Trucking to Learn:
- What are microgrids
- Using energy stored during the day to charge trucks at night
- Practical applications for fleets using microgrids
- Selling stored energy back to the grid
- Navigating the design/build process
- How to plan for future growth.
- What are the first steps toward energy independence.
- Take your microgrid to the next level.
More About Microgrids:
Microgrid Resources Coalition
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory
A. Duie Pyle’s microgrid
Challenges of Charging Commercial Trucks