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Scale Microgrid Solutions Acquires Microgrid in Bridgeport, Connecticut

As part of its growth strategy, Scale Microgrid Solutions has acquired a microgrid that serves three key municipal facilities in Bridgeport, Connecticut. “Scale is investing hundreds of millions of dollars to acquire and optimize distributed energy resources, including those currently in commercial operations or in late-stage development,” … [Read more...]

Another University Microgrid Goes Live, this One in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Another university microgrid is live, this one in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the latest as higher education continues to show itself as a lead mover in microgrids. The University of Bridgeport (UB) microgrid uses a 1.4 MW fuel cell provided by Connecticut-based FuelCell Energy. “This is a win-win for all,” said Neil Salonen, president of … [Read more...]

A Community Microgrid that Beats Utility Rates: Bridgeport’s Story

Microgrids aren’t cheap. At least not yet. But it's possible to design a microgrid that beats utility rates, even at this early stage of the industry. That’s what Bridgeport, Connecticut found out as it cleaved a new path over two years developing a complex community microgrid. A new whitepaper describes the trek. Spoiler alert. Some of the … [Read more...]

The Development and Evolution of the Bridgeport City Hall Complex Microgrid Project

Early in 2013, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) initiated a pilot program to develop microgrids capable of providing continuous power to critical public facilities in the event of power outages affecting the existing utility grids operated by United Illuminating and Connecticut Light and Power. The program … [Read more...]

Connecticut Releases $5.1M for Microgrid Solicitation Winners, Bridgeport and Milford

Connecticut today released $5.1 million from its second microgrid solicitation to fund projects in Bridgeport and Milford. The funding was approved by the state Bond Commission, and will be made available to the projects pending achievement of specified milestones. Governor Dannel Malloy had announced the two winning projects in … [Read more...]

First in the Nation Municipal Microgrid Program Advances Toward Final Goal Line

Three microgrid projects are advancing through the final stages of review, approval and funding in the fourth and final round of Connecticut's pioneering grant program for municipal microgrids. The projects — for a hospital, small town and naval base — are the last of 13 that won funding in four solicitations. Nine of the other microgrid … [Read more...]

FuelCell Energy Acquires 14.9 MW Fuel Cell Park from Dominion Energy for $36.6M

FuelCell Energy this week entered into an agreement to acquire Dominion Energy's 14.9 MW fuel cell park in Bridgeport, Connecticut for $36.6 million. The Connecticut-based fuel cell manufacturer built the fuel cell park for Dominion Energy and already operates and maintains the plant under a service agreement. The transaction is the result … [Read more...]

Microgrid Development: Considering Power Generation Resources

In this week’s Industry Perspectives, Frank Wolak, Vice President Sales - Americas at FuelCell Energy, discusses microgrid development and the importance of selecting the right primary power generation resource. The US Department of Energy defines the microgrid as ''a group of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources within … [Read more...]

Mayors Call for Microgrid Tax Incentives in U.S. Infrastructure Plan

A United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) energy committee has called for microgrid tax incentives to be included in a national infrastructure plan for Congress. Called “The New Bedford Principles,” the proposal was released at the mayors’ summit on smart cities and new energy technologies September 14-15 in New Bedford, Mass. The group … [Read more...]

Coming Soon: Next $26.5M in Microgrid Incentives from Connecticut

Connecticut, one of the earliest states to advocate for microgrids, is now getting ready to release its fourth round of microgrid incentives, this time $26.5 million in grants. The new round begins September 1, with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) accepting applications through January 1 for community microgrid … [Read more...]