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FPL Builds Third New Microgrid This Year

As Florida Power and Light (FPL) builds its third microgrid this year, the FPL Evolution Hub, the company says it is learning more about microgrid technology, which could hold significant benefits for reliability during storms. The company is exploring new, and what it describes as possibly better, designs for solar, energy storage and electric … [Read more...]

Japanese Island Ditches Diesel for Microgrid Renewables

Plans are underway for a new microgrid that will combine renewable generation and energy storage batteries to supply tiny Okinoerabu Island in the southern part of Japan. The microgrid will use Kyocera’s energy management system to control solar, wind and storage battery capacity. Designed to promote local economic development and reduce … [Read more...]

Amazon and GS Futures Invest $5 Million in Resilient Power to Accelerate EV Infrastructure

Seattle tech giant Amazon and Korean venture capital firm GS Futures have awarded Resilient Power, a startup based in Austin, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia, with $5 million in seed funding to build solid-state transformer-based EV charging system that can become a microgrid in a box. While Resilient Power has previously received capital from … [Read more...]

University of Central Florida Creates Microgrid Control Lab to Train Students

The University of Central Florida (UCF) today unveiled a microgrid control lab that will allow students to simulate and test real-life grid control operations, including finding ways to optimize and secure grids in the future.  The lab aims for safe, reliable, efficient and secure operation of large-scale distribution networks with extremely … [Read more...]

California Water District Expects to Save $73M with Microgrid

Microgrid controllers, natural gas gensets, solar and storage are expected to save $73 million when combined into a new clean-powered energy system at California’s Yucaipa Valley Regional Water Filtration Facility and the Wochholz Regional Water Recycling Facility.   The Yucaipa Valley Water District (YVWD) board of directors approved a … [Read more...]

Yotta Secures Funding for Microgrid-Ready System that Slips Batteries Under Rooftop Solar Panels

Yotta Energy has secured $13 million to scale the building-as-a-power-plant concept with a microgrid-ready system that tucks a briefcase size battery under rooftop solar panels.  The Austin, Texas-based energy storage company is pitching its product as a way to overcome the problem of finding space for batteries in commercial buildings. … [Read more...]

Alliant Energy to Build Its First Community Microgrid in Wisconsin

Alliant Energy, a utility based in Madison, Wisconsin, has announced the development of its first community microgrid project. Expected to be complete in the spring of 2022, the microgrid will serve the Village of Boaz in Richland County, a small community that experienced 10 outages between 2017 and 2019. After weighing the option of … [Read more...]

Resilient Palisades Issues Solicitation in First Phase of Pali Microgrid

Resilient Palisades (RP), a nonprofit group, has issued a solicitation for solar and battery system contractors as part of Phase I of Pali Microgrid, a community microgrid it is planning in Pacific Palisades, California. The Pali Microgrid is expected to be one of the first community microgrids in the US installed in an established … [Read more...]

Australia’s Victorian Government Works with Three Towns on Community Microgrids

Sophie Vorrath of "One Step Off The Grid" describes government plans to explore community microgrids for towns in Victoria, Australia. Some of the Victorian towns that were the hardest hit in the 2019-2020 Black Summer of bushfires have been invited to explore how “energy resilient” microgrids could be used to help keep their communities … [Read more...]

Australian Utility Western Power Issues RFP for Remote Microgrid

Utility group Western Power has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to pilot a disconnected microgrid in the Midwest, Wheatbelt or Great Southern region of Western Australia. The Western Australian Government-owned utility is seeking registrations of interest to understand the capability and capacity of the market to develop a microgrid … [Read more...]