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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...]

DC Water plans microgrid for one of world’s largest wastewater treatment plants; issues solicitation

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) is seeking consulting services for a microgrid to be installed at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, one of the largest wastewater treatment plants in the world, located in Washington, DC. The authority will hold a non-mandatory pre-proposal conference on March … [Read more...]

Port of Long Beach, Schneider Electric start construction on $12.2 million microgrid project

The Port of Long Beach and Schneider Electric have started construction on a $12.2 million microgrid project that will provide reliable, zero-emissions electricity for the port's Joint Command and Control Center. Funded in part by a grant from the California Energy Commission, the microgrid is expected to be online in November. In 2018, … [Read more...]

UC Berkeley extends deadlines for campus microgrid solicitation

The University of California, Berkeley, which is undertaking an aggressive plan to create a carbon-free electricity system for its campus, has extended the deadlines for its solicitation for technical and engineering consulting services for a microgrid. Originally due March 11, bids are now due March 25. Potential bidders should take note … [Read more...]

Ikea’s microgrid in Australia reaches milestone

Sophie Vorrath of One Step Off The Grid provides an update on a microgrid being built by Ikea in Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. The groundbreaking solar and battery microgrid being built to power the Adelaide store of Swedish furniture giant, Ikea, has reached a major milestone, after the rooftop PV component of the project … [Read more...]