Second State Governor Pushes Microgrid Development in Inaugural Address

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin became the second governor this week to push microgrid development as part of an inaugural speech. The gubernatorial attention underscores the heightened political awareness of microgrids at the state level. Ushering in his third term, Shumlin described a future where electric delivery comes predominantly from … [Read more...]

Green Mountain Power Builds Microgrid to Revitalize City

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Green Mountain Power has begun building what is believed to be the US’ first solar microgrid in a brownfield landfill,  part of project to revitalize Rutland City. The Vermont utility is installing 7,700 solar panels that can generate 2 MW, backed up by a 4-MW battery storage system. Called Stafford Hill Solar Farm, the $10 million microgrid … [Read more...]