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From Home Microgrid to Virtual Power Plant in Rural Vermont

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A new low-income community in rural Vermont demonstrates that the home microgrid is not just for the wealthy. The Clean Energy Group worked with local utility Green Mountain Power (GMP) and other partners to bring the systems -- solar plus storage with microgrid controls -- to 14 modular homes in Addison County. It may be the only modular … [Read more...]

Australia’s Biggest Microgrid…District Energy in Vermont?…Rhombus to Supply Microgrid

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Horizon Power announces Australia’s biggest microgrid Australian utility Horizon Power says it will build Australia’s biggest microgrid, which will supply more than half the electricity for Onslow, a coastal town in Western Australia. The project will include solar, battery storage, a 5.25-MW gas-fired plant and a new transmission line and … [Read more...]

Ah, Vermont: Beautiful Forests, Maple Syrup, Tesla Powerwall…and Other Quick Microgrid News

Ah, Vermont: beautiful forests, maple syrup... and Tesla Powerwall batteries. Vermont utility Green Mountain Power (GMP) is partnering with Tesla to help its customers generate and store energy a little closer to home, while also reducing peak demand on its grid system. The result will be a more reliable, sustainable and cost-effective system for … [Read more...]

Vermont Energy Plan Carries Out Gov. Shumlin’s Microgrid Vision

Vermont outlined a new push for microgrids in a draft state energy plan released for public comment this week. The 2015 Comprehensive Energy Plan instructs utilities to facilitate microgrids, where appropriate, particularly for critical facilities. The proposal is in keeping with a vision put forth by Gov. Peter Shumlin in his … [Read more...]

NRG and GMP Strike Deal to Remake the Vermont Grid

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NRG Energy and Green Mountain Power have teamed up to remake the Vermont grid with microgrids, distributed energy, and products to help consumers manage energy. The companies intend to replace a “creaky old grid infrastructure from the 20th century” with a “21st century energy eco-system,” according to  David Crane, president and CEO of energy … [Read more...]

NRG & GMP Strike Deal to Remake the Vermont Grid

NRG Energy and Green Mountain Power have teamed up to remake the Vermont grid with microgrids, distributed energy, and products to help consumers manage energy. The companies intend to replace a “creaky old grid infrastructure from the 20th century” with a “21st century energy eco-system,” according to  David Crane, president and CEO of energy … [Read more...]

Vermont to seek $6.5 million in private financing for thermal efficiency

The Vermont Public Service Department plans to issue a request for proposals soon seeking banks and credit unions to help finance an expanded thermal energy efficiency program. The state plans to invest $670,000 to leverage up to $6.5 million in private sector funds for residential efficiency and clean heating technologies. “Even though energy … [Read more...]

Is Load Flexibility the New Demand Response?

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Demand response is reaching a saturation point, but load flexibility is emerging as its new iteration, a 2.0 that is much more powerful and could become a 200 GW grid resource for the U.S. by 2030. That’s the word from the Brattle Group, in a report, “The National Potential for Load Flexibility: Value and Market Potential through 2030.” Among … [Read more...]

Eversource Takes Local Energy Concept to New Level with New Hampshire Microgrid Plan

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Eversource plans to develop an energy storage microgrid in New Hampshire that takes the local energy concept to a new level by pairing the microgrid with a bring-your-own-device program. The project also offers an example of a path for utilities to develop microgrids when state rules allow utility ownership of energy storage. Charlotte … [Read more...]

Medford, Massachusett Moves Forward with Microgrid to Reduce Demand Charges, Improve Resiliency

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Medford, Massachusetts is moving forward with a microgrid designed to improve resilience for its public works department and reduce the city’s electric demand charges. The city this week selected solar installer Solect Energy to engineer, procure, install, and service the grid-connected microgrid. The Medford microgrid is being built … [Read more...]