What Does Constellation’s Deal with ConEd Solutions Mean to its Microgrid Business?

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Exelon subsidiary Constellation, a competitive retail supplier that also has a microgrid business, has entered into an agreement to acquire the retail electricity and natural gas customers of ConEdison Solutions. Both companies have been focused for years on the sale of competitive retail supply and energy services. Constellation more recently … [Read more...]

NY Prize Stage 1 Awards: Who, Why and What’s it Mean for Community Microgrids

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New York showed itself as the nation’s leader in community microgrid development July 8 by awarding funds for an unprecedented 83 projects through its $40 million NY Prize. No other state has made such a vigorous foray into this type of microgrid, which focuses largely on keeping critical facilities up and running in a community when the central … [Read more...]

Anbaric Thinks Big, Coupling Microgrids and Transmission in $5-10B Strategy

Microgrids and transmission exhibit a kind of classic Apple versus Microsoft rivalry. Each is vying to capture investor dollars to solve an industry problem, but in a different way. So what’s Anbaric, a long-time transmission developer, doing in the enemy camp? Where others might see competition, Anbaric sees a fertile business pairing -- so … [Read more...]

Boston Wants to Build Microgrids. But What about Utility Franchise Rights?

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Contrary to popular thinking,  utility franchise rights aren't a big obstruction to microgrids in Massachusetts. That's the word  from a legal analysis released this week by Harvard Law School  at the request of the City of Boston. The city, which  wants to see more microgrids within its borders, asked Harvard’s Emmett Environmental Law & … [Read more...]

Industry Insiders _Not_ Surprised that Utilities Like Microgrids

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So it turns out that utilities like microgrids, contrary to the notion – almost lore – that they dread them as economic disruptors or technical headaches. In fact, utilities view microgrids as a business opportunity. That was the finding of a recent project that I had the pleasure of working on with the nice folks at Utility Dive, who … [Read more...]