Maryland Agency Awards $566,000 in Microgrid Grants

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) issued $566,000 in microgrid grants to eight organizations to fund feasibility studies, planning and design for projects. The funding is from the agency’s Resilient Maryland program, which aims to help eligible organizations and governmental entities set up microgrids, resiliency hubs, resilient … [Read more...]

BRIC Microgrid Opportunity Grows as Biden Doubles Funding to $1 Billion

In an opportunity for microgrids and energy storage, the Biden administration has doubled to $1 billion the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program, a grant program for infrastructure resiliency. The additional funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program will allow more communities to … [Read more...]

Australian Government Awards $13.2 million for Microgrid Feasibility Studies

The Australian government has awarded about $13.2 million (U.S.) for microgrid feasibility studies as part of a growing effort to bolster grid reliability and provide electricity in unserved areas across the continent. The June 5 awards were the first to be made by the Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund, which intends to … [Read more...]

California Offers R&D Grants for Microgrid Controls to Manage Renewables

California is offering $11.7 million for research & development into smart grid technology, including microgrid controls, to help reach the state’s goal of 20 GW of renewable generation by 2020. Issued November 30 by the California Energy Commission, the grant solicitation focuses on smart technologies that make it easier to integrate large … [Read more...]

Massachusetts Awards $18.4M for Microgrids and Other Energy Resiliency Projects

Massachusetts today awarded $18.4 million for microgrids and other energy resiliency projects to keep the lights on when the grid is down. The funds went to cities and towns, and  include several microgrids, combined heat and power (CHP) systems, battery storage and $500,000 for solar PV plus storage. “These grants will assist municipalities … [Read more...]

Connecticut DEEP Contemplates Microgrid Program Revisions

Connecticut officials are considering changes to the state's microgrid program, a first-of-its-kind grant offering.  Clean Energy Group's Todd Olinsky-Paul explains the proposed legislative and regulatory action. The hallmark of good programs is that they keep getting better. Last month, Clean Energy States Alliance awarded a State Leadership in … [Read more...]