Microgrid Greater Good Award

The Microgrid Knowledge Greater Good Award recognizes microgrids that fulfil a clear societal need and bolster the case that microgrids improve the human condition. We seek applications that demonstrate this role through a strong narrative.

Applications will be considered for microgrids operating in any part of the world. The awards will be presented in Philadelphia, PA at Microgrid 2020, June 2-3.

Nominate candidates by filling out the form below by midnight, Feb. 15, 2020.

Microgrid Knowledge will present winners in four categories at Microgrid 2020.

  • Highest Recognition for a Microgrid Serving the Greater Good 
  • Greater Good Award for a Grid-Connected Microgrid
  • Greater Good Award for a Remote Microgrid
  • Local Greater Good Award (for a project in the conferences host state, this year Pennsylvania)

Winners offer one or more of these microgrid benefits:

  • Improve the quality of life for those in or near the service territory
  • Provide access to electricity to community members during a power outage
  • Provide power to remote or undeveloped areas
  • Lower energy costs
  • Bolster energy reliability
  • Improve air quality
  • Help attain carbon reduction 
  • Ensure the safety of seniors or other vulnerable populations
  • Improve the ability to secure basic necessities (eg food, water, communications, medicines, transportation)
  • Enhance a local economy
  • Promote community or preserve the peace
  • Preserve the natural environment
  • Provide a lower cost alternative to more expensive infrastructure development 
  • Provide education about the value of local energy
  • Instruct engineering students or other key stakeholders about microgrids

A team of independent judges will choose the winners. Anyone may nominate a microgrid, whether they are affiliated with the project or not, by filling out the form below. Only operating microgrids are eligible. The application deadline is Feb. 15, 2020.

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