Finalists Named for Microgrid Greater Good Awards

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Twenty-four finalists are now in the running for the Microgrid Greater Good Awards for 2019.

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Listed below, the finalists are among more than 100 projects nominated from throughout the world.

The final winners will be announced at Microgrid 2019: Shaping the New Electric Grid, May 14-16 in San Diego, Calif

Three awards will be given: Greater Good Award for a Grid-Connected Microgrid; Greater Good Award for a Remote Microgrid; Highest Recognition for a Microgrid Serving the Greater Good.

The winners must offer one or more benefits that include improved quality of life, lower energy costs, improved reliability, emissions reductions, enhancing a local economy and other factors.

“We received a tremendous number of fascinating microgrid projects, all that make life better for people in various ways. Narrowing them down was difficult. We’re eager to see who the judges determine to be the final winners,” said Elisa Wood, editor-in-chief of Microgrid Knowledge, which is hosting Microgrid 2019.

Judges for the competition are William Brent, director Power for All; Kaitlyn Bunker, manager, Islands Energy Program, Rocky Mountain Institute; and Jonathan Hart, senior specialist at the Center for Sustainable Energy and Matt Roberts, Managing Director, Prospect Hill Energy Consulting and former Executive Director of the Energy Storage Association.

Here are the finalists by project name.

Greater Good Award for a Remote Microgrid
  1. Microgrid at Village Batambis, Himalayas, Global Himalayan Expedition, Kargil Renewable Energy Development Agency
  2. Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation Microgrid, Canada, JAZZ Solar Solutions, Outback-Caterpillar
  3. Center of Imagination, Mariana Humacao, Puerto Rico, BoxPower
  4. Microgrid for Solar Nigeria, Borno, Nigeria, EM-ONE Energy Solutions, AECOM, UK’s Department of International Development
  5. Kongiganak, Alaska project, Purvurnaq Power, UK’s Department of International Development
  6. Midnimo Micro-Grid for Refugees Returning Home, Somalia, SolarGen Technologies, UNHCR
  7. Rajasthan Microgrid, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner districts of Rajasthan
  8. India IIT Madras, Cygni Energy
  9. Manipur Microgrid Project, State of Manipur, India, IIT Madras, Cygni Energy
  10. Paratebueno Microgrid, Veresa Buenavista, Paratebueno, Colombia, Codensa, Saufer, Schneider
  11. Kitobo Hybrid Mini-grid, Kitobo island, Lake Victoria, Uganda, Absolute Energy, Work System Srl
  12. Project Sahasra Jyoti, Satjelia Island, Indian Sundarbans, WWF-India & Schneider Electric India Foundation, Bank of America, Vodafone, Trend
  13. Toro Negro Community Solar, Ciales, Puerto Rico, Maximo Solar Industries, Somos Solar, Deka Solar, Puerto Rico Community Foundation, Para la Naturaleza, Toro Negro Community
Greater Good Award for a Grid-Connected Microgrid
  1. Berkshire Combined Heat and Power Microgrid, Pittsfield, Mass., Siemens, AZ Corp.
  2. Bowery Microgrid, Kearny, NJ., Scale Microgrid Solutions, Schneider Electric, C-Power
  3. The Nation’s Most Advanced Utility Microgrid by Ameren, Champaign, Ill., S&C Electric, IPERC, CAT, Northern Power
  4. Erlanger Hospital CHP Microgrid, Chattanooga, Tenn., White Harvest Energy, 2G Energy, Schneider Electric, Jake Marshall, LLC, Lawson Electric, AEED Engineering, Cannonball Video
  5. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, Ameresco, GE
  6. Arizona Public Service Microgrid for Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona Public Service, Power Secure
  7. Montgomery County Microgrid, Montgomery County, Md., Schneider Electric, Duke Energy Renewables
  8. Fremont Fire Station Microgrids, Fremont, Calif., Gridscape Solutions
  9. Santa Rita Union School District Powered Emergency Response Centers (PERCs), Salinas, Calif., SolEd Benefit, Black & Veatch, Sharp Energy Solutions, Generate Capital, EcoMotion, MBL Energy
  10. The Charge Bliss Renewable Energy Hospital Microgrid, Richmond, Calif., Charge Bliss,
    OSIsoft, Samsung SDI, Princeton Power Systems
  11. Blue Lake Rancheria Microgrid, Blue Lake Rancheria, Calif., Siemens, Schatz Energy
    Research Center, others

The top prize, Highest Recognition for a Microgrid Serving the Greater Good, will be selected from among the two lists.

About Microgrid 2019

“Microgrid 2019: Shaping the New Electric Grid” follows Microgrid Knowledge’s highly successful conferences in New York City, Boston and Chicago, all part of the online publication’s mission to advance microgrids.

Set on the waterfront at one of San Diego’s newest luxury hotels, Microgrid 2019 will gather together energy and policy leaders who are setting direction as microgrids grow into a $30.9 billion industry.

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The three-day event will feature worldwide opportunities for microgrids and related technologies, such as nanogrids, virtual power plants and energy storage.

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  1. Just curious if you have posted the winners? I was at the conference but in a meeting at the time of the announcements.

    Kind Regards,
    Jeff

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