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San Jose, California mayor again pushes for energy independence with support of Google microgrid

The San Jose City Council voted this week to take the next step in reviewing a microgrid planned by Google, giving Mayor Sam Liccardo another victory in his quest for city energy independence. “We need dependable, resilient, reliable power, and microgrids are clearly a pathway to doing so for many communities,” Liccardo said during the April … [Read more...]

Movement on pro-microgrid legislation in Congress and Colorado

Last week brought movement on bills in Congress and the state of Colorado that could help bolster microgrids. With the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376) stalled, House Democrats in the US Congress last week tried another tactic to move climate legislation forward, this time seeking a path through the Defense Production Act. The act gives … [Read more...]

Texas water utility selects Enchanted Rock to provide microgrid

The West Harris County Regional Water Authority (WHCRWA) in Texas has selected Texas-based Enchanted Rock to provide a 20 MW microgrid to support two critical water pump stations. The microgrid will be installed under Enchanted Rock's integrated Resiliency on Call (iROC) service. With this business model, Enchanted Rock operates and … [Read more...]

Microgrid to power two communities in New South Wales

One Step Off The Grid's Sophie Vorrath describes a microgrid planned for Australia's New South Wales that will power two communities. New South Wales distribution network company Endeavour Energy has announced plans to fast-track its first community microgrid, a $4.8 million renewable energy based power system that will be able to power two … [Read more...]

Sierra Leone solar microgrid seeks investors

Georgia-based Solar Tyme USA is looking to fund the construction of a solar microgrid and solar power plant in Sierra Leone. The solar installation and development company hopes to raise $1.75 million in either debt or equity financing for the project. Solar Tyme signed a memorandum of understanding with Sierra Leone's Ministry of Energy in … [Read more...]

UL’s HOMER to present thought leadership at Microgrid 2022

Microgrid 2022: Microgrids as Climate Heroes,  expected to be the largest global gathering of the microgrid community yet, will feature thought leadership from UL's HOMER Microgrid Conference, according to a recent announcement. Peter Lilienthal, founder of the HOMER conference, creator of the HOMER software and UL Renewable's global microgrid … [Read more...]

Tribes win federal funding as they enhance energy security and pursue microgrids

Tribal communities across the United States are looking to enhance their energy security and resilience through microgrids. In California, for example, the Blue Lake Rancheria's tribal council began developing its microgrid in 2011 in an effort to support its community during extreme emergencies. The resilience provided by that tribal microgrid has … [Read more...]

Puerto Rico’s first ‘intermunicipal microgrid’ being developed

Puerto Rico's first intermunicipal microgrid — one that provides power to multiple towns and residents — is now under development by California-based microgrid developer XENDEE and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Called Microrred de la Montaña (Microgrid of the Mountain), the net-zero community microgrid will be governed by the island's … [Read more...]

Australian government awards $18.7 million contract for Daintree Microgrid

The Australian government recently announced that it has awarded Volt Advisory Group AU$18.75 million over three years to develop the Daintree Microgrid Project, an innovative renewable energy microgrid in Queensland. The project will begin construction this year and is expected to be operational by 2024. The Daintree rainforest is in the … [Read more...]

California’s community energy resilience bill passes key hurdle

California’s Community Energy Resilience Act (SB 833), which would help cities and local governments develop energy resilience plans using clean distributed energy resources, passed a key legislative hurdle this week. The state legislative Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications cleared the way for the bill to proceed in a … [Read more...]