News & Events

  • U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources

    Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee Holds Hearing on Islanded Energy Systems

    July 14, 2015 In the lead-up to the unveiling of the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing on islanded energy systems. The hearing featured testimony about the energy and infrastructure challenges facing islanded grid communities from representatives of Alaska, Hawaii and U.S.…
  • Aug. 24-26, 2015 The Resilience Innovation Summits & Expo (APRISE) • Honolulu, Hawaii

    The Resilience Innovation Summits & Expo (APRISE) is co-located with the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit/ Islands Innovation Summit &…

  • 2015 New England Islanded Grid Exchange Trip

    Residents from three islands in Maine (Isle au Haut, Matinicus, and Monhegan) joined Island Institute staff on an exchange trip to tour planned and recently constructed renewable energy systems on Block Island, RI and Star Island, NH.  The goals of the trip were to explore approaches to comprehensive energy planning, advance understanding of integrating…
  • Market Update: New England Islanded Grids

    Wednesday, April 15 | 4:00 p.m. ET This webinar highlighted the islanded grid communities along the New England coast that are exploring their options for reducing high energy costs through wind power, solar, microgrids, and other solutions.  The Island Institute’s Suzanne MacDonald gave an update on the state of New England’s islanded grid power…
  • Highlights from the Islanded Grid Wind Power Conference

    This webinar featured an update on IGRC activities including the recent March 4-6 Islanded Grid Wind Power Conference in Anchorage, Alaska during which speakers and participants came from around the U.S., Canada and the world to discuss the barriers and opportunities facing wind power systems in remote and islanded grids. Presentation slides from the conference…
  • March 4-6, 2015 Islanded Grid Wind Power Conference

    Wind Power Conference Connects International Experts on Remote and Islanded Grid Systems Experts from across the globe including Russia, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Alaska and around the United States convened March 4-6, 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska for a 2.5-day conference focused on the development and maximization of remote and islanded grid…
  • Island Grids Featured in New York Times

    On January 17, 2015 the New York Times featured Maine island grids in its  article Green Energy Inspiration Off the Coast of Denmark. The piece highlights the recent trip that Island Institute staff and Maine islanders made to Samso Island in Denmark to visit the Samso Energy Academy. The islanders from Monhegan, Swan’s Island, Long, Peaks, and…
  • Islanded Grid Energy Storage Webinar

    IGRC Webinar: Energy Storage Systems and Islanded Grids Wednesday, January 14, 4:00 p.m. EST This IGRC webinar featured a discussion of energy storage systems and their applications for islanded grids. Presenters included Mike McNeley, Ambri, who discussed the state of the market for energy storage systems for very small islanded grid systems; Darron…
  • IGRC Launches Webinar Series

    On Wednesday, December 10, the Islanded Grid Resource Center (IGRC) hosted the first of its series of interactive webinars designed to build…

  • Islanded Grid Resource Center Launches at Island Energy Conference

    The Island Institute and the Islanded Grid Resource Center hosted the fifth annual Island Energy Conference on Friday, November 7…