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Here comes the future: Bronzeville ‘microgrid cluster’ set to begin operating this year

Commonwealth Edison’s (ComEd) Bronzeville Community Microgrid is a much-watched project that, for the first time in the US, creates a utility microgrid cluster, in this case by linking with the Illinois Institute of Technology’s (IIT) microgrid. This means that during an outage, IIT’s microgrid and the Bronzeville microgrid can both island … [Read more...]

ComEd Taps Enchanted Rock for Bronzeville Microgrid

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) has selected Enchanted Rock to provide 5.5 MW in dispatchable natural gas-fired generation to support the Bronzeville community microgrid under development in Chicago. “Enchanted Rock will help us ensure the Bronzeville microgrid provides continuous power in the event of a major interruption, and it will do so … [Read more...]

Solar Housing Linked to Bronzeville Microgrid Provides Social Justice, Technology Research

Chicago's Bronzeville microgrid project is demonstrating the social justice benefits of decentralized energy with the completion this month of solar installations on 660 residential units in the Dearborn Homes Community. The project, a partnership of Exelon subsidiary Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), developer VLV Development and the Chicago Housing … [Read more...]

Bronzeville, the Dawn of the Utility Microgrid Brought to you by ComEd and Siemens

      Going up on Chicago’s South Side, the Bronzeville microgrid will change the electric energy experience in America. The vision – cities will soon be honeycombed with small self-contained hubs of energy. The lights will stay on – hospitals and police stations will work – when blizzards, hurricanes and even … [Read more...]

ComEd Selects Siemens Microgrid Software for Bronzeville Microgrid Cluster

Commonwealth Edison will use Siemens microgrid software as the platform to manage a microgrid cluster that the Exelon subsidiary plans to develop in Chicago’s South Side. ComEd’s choice of the software marks the first major announcement on the Bronzeville microgrid, since it won approval from the Illinois Commerce Commission February 28. The … [Read more...]

ComEd’s Much-Watched Bronzeville Microgrid Wins Key Backing

Chicago’s much-watched Bronzeville microgrid has scored a key win with an administrative law judge recommending that state regulators okay the Commonwealth Edison project. Countering objections from the state attorney general, Administrative Law Judge Jessica Cardoni found the plant to be “prudent and reasonable” in a proposed order filed with … [Read more...]

Commonwealth Edison Makes the Case for its Bronzeville Microgrid Cluster

Chicago-based Commonwealth Edison took a major step last week toward building the much-watched Bronzeville microgrid, a project that will test the emerging concept of microgrid clusters, or a ‘grid of microgrids.’ The Exelon subsidiary petitioned the Illinois Commerce Commission for permission to recover costs for the $25 million project through … [Read more...]

Bronzeville Microgrid Moving Forward without Legislation

The Bronzeville microgrid is still on, reports Kari Lydersen of Midwest Energy News, as Commonwealth Edison pursues a new funding strategy. Of the many provisions of the massive energy bill signed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, one that would have helped further fund advanced grid technology in the state didn’t make the cut. A version of the … [Read more...]

Microgrid projects to the moon and back

Developers say microgrid projects are being planned pretty much everywhere now. I suspect they mean everywhere on Earth. It turns out they are thinking small. Why not a microgrid on the moon? A US federal lab thinks it's plausible — and may even be necessary — if we are to venture further to Mars. The Sandia National Laboratories is … [Read more...]

Good places to build microgrids in the US?

Microgrids are part of a growing ecosystem of "local energy" that allows individuals, cities and communities to build energy wealth. In the US, state rules heavily influence how well local energy thrives. A new scorecard by ​​the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), a national research and advocacy organization, ranks California, … [Read more...]