Amtrak Arrives in Microgrid Era Ahead of Schedule

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Amtrak is running ahead of schedule. The Washington, D.C.-based national train giant is one of the first transit systems to plan a community microgrid so that it can keep its operations running during power outages. In the aftermath of the 2012 Superstorm Sandy, half of Sunnyside Yard had to rely on portable backup generators for a month due to … [Read more...]

Quick Microgrid News: NY Village Hires Microgrid Team…$250M in Private Equity for Microgrids…Powerhive’s Kenya Win

Sherburne, New York has retained Power Analytics, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Siemens to help with initial development of a community microgrid. The village won a $100,000 grant last month to conduct a microgrid feasibility study through the NY Prize competition. PA, BAH, and Siemens had helped the central New York village prepare its successful … [Read more...]

More Towns Position for $40M NY Prize to Build Community Microgrids…Brookhaven, Sherburne

It’s pretty clear that the NY Prize, a $40 million community microgrid solicitation, won’t lack for contestants, with two more municipalities now signaling their participation. Although Stage 1 proposals are not due until May 15, the tiny New York village of Sherburne last week submitted its application to the New York State Energy & … [Read more...]