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Illinois Bill Drops Microgrids…Microgrid Bankablity Rising…Tangent Closes $101M in Deals

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Illinois drops microgrids from final jobs bill Illinois lawmakers cut Commonwealth Edison’s microgrids from the final version of the Future Energy Jobs Bill passed Dec. 1 (Senate Bill 2814). The fate of the microgrids had grown increasingly dim over the last 10 days as dealmakers sought ways to decrease costs of the legislation. In addition … [Read more...]

Microgrids 101: A Non-geek Definition of Microgrid

A modern day microgrid is a mini-version of the electric grid – except usually smarter and more efficient. So before we provide a definition of microgrid, we need to define ‘the grid.’ The electric grid is the interconnected wires, poles and power plants that deliver electricity to our homes and business. People use the catch-phrase … [Read more...]

A 101 on New York’s Reexamination of Electric Resource Adequacy

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Jackson Morris and Cullen Howe, both of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), provide background on this week's decision by the New York Public Service Commission to reexamine electric resource adequacy in light of the evolving power system. Keeping the lights on is a vital responsibility that we all expect our elected officials and … [Read more...]

How Hardware-in-the-Loop Drives Microgrid Control Innovation

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Thomas Kirk, senior applications engineer at OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES, explores Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL), a new test technique for microgrids involving digital real-time simulation. With the promise of improved efficiency and resiliency, and a reduced carbon footprint, the total capacity and spending on microgrids is projected to quintuple by … [Read more...]

Port of Los Angeles Microgrid Project Nears Finish Line

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A $27 million microgrid and distributed clean energy project at the Port of Los Angeles -- the first in the city to include solar and energy storage -- is now 60 percent complete. When finished in the fall, the Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project is expected to serve as a model for modernization of 26 other marine terminals at the … [Read more...]

Puerto Rico – Pioneer in Microgrids

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Mahesh Bhave, of BHAVE Power Systems, says that the entire world stands to benefit as Puerto Rico gives full policy attention to microgrids and confronts fundamental questions about electricity policy. The Puerto Rico Energy Commission deserves praise for raising the right and important questions about the future of electricity on the … [Read more...]

California Offers up to $2M for Microgrid Modeling Tool to Quantify Value

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California is making up to $2 million available for development of a microgrid modeling tool that will help in quantifying the value of a microgrid for both customers and the larger electric grid. The microgrid grant is part of a larger $9.074 million offering, called the Distribution System Modeling Tools to Evaluate Distributed Energy … [Read more...]

Funds for Microgrid Startups…JLM secures $25M…Making Solar Cybersecure

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Funding for NYC microgrid startups New York’s Urban Future Lab is now offering $50,000 awards plus incubation guidance for microgrid startups and other smart grid entrepreneurial efforts. Sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the clean tech incubation program helps scale new technologies. Called … [Read more...]

Technical Challenges Facing the Integration of Microgrids

Microgrid applications are filled with complexities and challenges that are being overcome by the industry one hurdle at a time. Beyond the battles for microgrid ownership and their financial backing, the many technical complexities of maximizing microgrid applications have become pressing issues for utilities to embrace and understand. This … [Read more...]

Connecticut Town Issues RFP for Two Microgrid Projects

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Mansfield, Connecticut has issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking companies to help design and develop two microgrid projects, as it prepares to apply for incentive funds through the state. Located about 30 miles east of Hartford, the town has a population of about 26,000 and is home to the University of Connecticut's main … [Read more...]