Manual on Compensating Distributed Energy Resources: NARUC Draft

microgrids for trains

The power industry is increasingly exploring questions about compensating distributed energy resources as microgrids, solar, energy storage and other DERs are added to the grid. Prepared by National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), this draft manual is intended to assist jurisdictions in developing policies related to … [Read more...]

Community Microgrids: A Guide City Leaders Seeking Clean, Reliable and Locally Controlled Energy

Community microgrids are central pillars of today’s local energy revolution. Being developed in municipalities large and small, they are a key feature of the new clean and efficient electrical infrastructure that is beginning to transform America’s energy grid into a less centralized and more democratized entity. Mayors and city leaders are … [Read more...]

Microgrids New Potential

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The U.S. Department of Energy defines a microgrid as “a localized grouping of distributed electricity sources, loads, and storage mechanisms which can operate both as part of the central grid or independently as an island.” Microgrids themselves are hardly a new concept. Some of the earliest forms of microgrids have been in use for decades. … [Read more...]

Microgrid Policy Guide

Microgrid Development

North America is positioning for a new and significant round of microgrid development. But will we frame the rules of the game correctly to capture the full benefit of microgrids. We look at why microgrids are growing in popularity, their economics, the regulatory landscape, state activity, industry. And finally we profile successful microgrid … [Read more...]

Microgrid Policy in New York

Microgrid Policy

Microgrid systems that link multiple distributed power generation sources into a small network serving some or all of the energy needs of participating users can provide benefits including reduced energy costs, increased overall energy efficiency and improved environmental performance and local electric system reliability. The growth of distributed … [Read more...]