Grid-tied microgrids: The best of both worlds

The US electricity grid is nothing short of a wonder. According to the EIA, this modern feat of engineering connects the energy created by 7,300 power plants to America. In 2022, 60% of that power was generated by fossil fuel sources, with natural gas alone making up nearly 40%. A further 18% came from nuclear […]

How the IRA and hydrogen production can benefit RECs

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has brought a lot of exciting opportunities to the energy sector. One of the most groundbreaking changes, at least from the perspective of rural electric cooperatives (RECs), was the creation of Direct-Pay incentives. For the first time, electrical cooperatives can reap the same tax-related benefits as for-profit electric companies. However, this financial boon isn’t the only way the IRA can translate to cost-savings in the energy sector. For both RECs and commercial and industrial (C&I) customers who use natural gas in their power generation, the new tax credits for green hydrogen stand to have a big impact.

4CP and Distributed Generation

4CP: three small characters that have a dramatic impact on yearly energy cost. If you’re in the business of electrical supply and distribution, chances are you’re very familiar with 4CP demand, or Four Coincidental Peak demand. Our team has spent a lot of time looking at 4CP and the impact it has on our clients’ bottom line. After all, an important part of our process at Perceptive Power Infrastructure is to understand our clients’ energy bill and loads.

Distributed Generation Energy Solutions Built for Rural America

The energy landscape is changing. Coal generation is decreasing and natural gas generation increasing. The US is now the world’s leading supplier of liquified natural gas and across the country, energy demand is higher than ever. Meanwhile, transmission infrastructure is in need of costly updates. Increasing costs are changing the energy landscape, and RECs are […]

The Impact of Liquefied Natural Gas Exports on Domestic RECs

The projections have already been there for some time now; natural gas is in. As of 2023 the US is a key player in the international natural gas market. What’s more, this shift in the global market may signal the beginning of a larger shift in the way energy is consumed and traded. So what exactly does this mean for domestic energy production and distribution in the US?

The importance of NRECA membership

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is a national service organization which represents consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives, public power districts, and public utility districts. As proud members of NRECA, we see an immense amount of benefit in what they do for rural electric cooperatives (RECs).  To understand the benefits of RECs though, it’s also […]

How Rural Electric Cooperatives can use the Inflation Reduction Act to modernize their grid.

The projections have already been there for some time now; natural gas is in. As of 2023 the US is a key player in the international natural gas market. What’s more, this shift in the global market may signal the beginning of a larger shift in the way energy is consumed and traded. So what exactly does this mean for domestic energy production and distribution in the US?

Top 5 questions about implementing distributed generation

If you’re thinking about implementing a distributed generation solution, you likely have questions. There is a lot to consider before taking that step. It’s important to maintain current client and supplier relationships while also forging the new relationships necessary to integrate distributed generation. You need to take into account the ratio of short-term cost to […]

Perceptive Power Infrastructure can assist with development funds

Distributed generation can be an excellent solution to many of the challenges facing today’s electrical suppliers, especially electric cooperatives. Technologies like PV solar, energy storage and natural gas-powered reciprocating engines can cut costs across the board while also proving more reliability and resilience. The decision to incorporate any of these technologies into a power supply […]

The Perceptive Way: Building a Partnership Founded On Trust

To understand how Perceptive Power Infrastructure works and what we offer, it’s important to understand The Perceptive Way. After decades of experience in the energy sector, our managing director, Scott Tampke, decided that things could be done better. He saw that America’s Rural Electric Cooperatives (RECs) could benefit from partners that understood the changing energy […]