California Gov. Brown Pushes Microgrids…PG&E Seeks Energy Storage

California Gov. Jerry Brown pushed microgrids and a doubling of energy efficiency in buildings, in his inaugural speech this week. Brown also wants to increase the state’s renewable portfolio standard from 33 percent to 50 percent. The governor described an emerging distributed grid that will help the state reduce greenhouses gases. “I … [Read more...]

California Extends Deadline in $26.5M Microgrid Solicitation

The California Energy Commission has extended the deadline for  its $26.5 million microgrid solicitation  (PON-14-301) from November 3 to  November 17. California hopes to use microgrids to reduce carbon emissions and increase use of renewable energy and electric vehicles.  The solicitation also seeks proposals for grid-linked electric vehicle … [Read more...]