Toronto, Ontario, May 14, 2014 – Enbala is proud to announce its membership in the Microgrid Alliance (MGA), which is helping to advance the growth and development of microgrids. The MGA was formed in February 2014 with the aim of creating a collaborative group of industry experts to advocate for the expansion of microgrids.

“We are delighted to have Enbala, experts on grid modernization, as a founding member of the MGA,” said Dan Delurey, Executive Director of the MGA. “Although ‘microgrid’ has been somewhat of a buzzword in the energy sector for several years, it is really moving into the mainstream now. 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.”

The growth and development of microgrids will only become more important to efficient and reliable electricity delivery as the modern grid continues to evolve. Utility companies, grid operators and energy services professionals alike are honing their focus on this emerging model of power system management.

“Grid optimization and the future of utility operations are central to Enbala’s business,” said Bud Vos, President and CEO of Enbala. “Managing distributed energy resources – like customer loads, energy storage and distributed generation – in real time is crucial for microgrids. We at Enbala are utilizing our proven expertise and intelligent software platform to help deliver the promise and value of microgrids; we’re thrilled to be a part of the MGA from the beginning and look forward to working with the innovative members of this alliance to further expand the role of microgrids in the industry.”

The MGA and its members will put on a Microgrid Workshop in Washington, D.C. on Monday, May 19 as pre-event to the Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid (ADS) National Town Meeting. The Workshop will be a combination of seminar, to convey an understanding of microgrids, and facilitated working sessions in which attendees will collaborate on discussion and issue resolution related to expansion of microgrid deployment.

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