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

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...]

California Regulators Move into Phase 2 of Proceeding to Commercialize Microgrids

California regulators are set to dive into microgrid tariffs and other complex approaches to advance the technology, as they enter the second phase of their effort to commercialize microgrids. The Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) expects to issue a staff proposal July 22 and will seek comment on the proposal from stakeholders by August 14 … [Read more...]

Democrats Introduce US Infrastructure Plan that Includes Support for Microgrids

Hoping to ensure that clean energy investment is a major part of any potential economic recovery package, Democrats in Congress recently introduced the Moving Forward Act — a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan that would boost renewable energy, grid modernization, resilience measures and microgrids. Microgrids receive particular attention in the … [Read more...]

Campus Microgrids Emerge as Solution to Energy Challenges in Higher Education

This special report series on campus microgrids and reliable, renewable energy in higher education begins with an entry that explores the energy goals of today's colleges and universities — and how to reach them.  When it comes to choosing among energy supply options, colleges and universities have three primary goals: 1. Gain greater … [Read more...]

Microgrid 2020 Global Conference: A Virtual Event

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

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

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

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

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...]