Pennsylvania Tackles a Big One: Who Pays for Utility Microgrids?

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Pennsylvania is the now the center of a pivotal, national industry debate over who pays for utility microgrids, with the introduction of legislation into the General Assembly that gives utilities a path to recover costs. HB 1412 allows utilities to recover costs within customer rates for microgrids and energy storage projects. Rep. Stephen … [Read more...]

Urban Microgrid Planned by Duquesne Light and the University of Pittsburgh

News of yet more microgrid activity in Pennsylvania came today with the announcement of an urban microgrid planned by Duquesne Light and the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt). The utility will work with Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering to design and install the urban microgrid at its Woods Run Facility, a six-building campus in Pittsburgh's … [Read more...]

PECO Gets Okay for $50 to $100M Microgrid Pilot in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission yesterday approved a $50 to $100 million microgrid pilot program planned by PECO Energy. The microgrid pilot accompanies the utility’s five-year, $274 million reliability and resiliency plan to modernize its electric distribution system. The Exelon subsidiary expects to build one or more microgrids … [Read more...]