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New Massachusetts microgrid program offers grants for microgrid feasibility studies

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge that Massachusetts added a sweetener last week by making funds available for microgrid feasibility studies. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has issued a ‘request for expressions of interest’ seeking teams to develop community microgrids. … Continue reading

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Connecticut’s latest microgrid and fuel cell project goes live in Hartford

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge that Connecticut, a state making its mark in both microgrid and fuel cell technology, today will put yet another microgrid into operation, this one in Hartford’s Parkville neighborhood. Constellation, Bloom Energy and the city plan … Continue reading

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Will Massachusetts emerge as the hub of the Microgrid Industry?

Elisa Wood opines in Microgrid Knowledge about the potential emergence of Massachusetts as the hub of the growing microgrid industry. Say ‘oil’ and Houston comes to mind. Software is Silicon Valley. Steel is Pittsburgh. But for the fledgling microgrid industry, … Continue reading

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NY Prize announces Stage 2 Microgrid Winners; sweetens the pot by $50M per finalist

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge that in a much anticipated move, Gov. Andrew Cuomo today announced the microgrid winners for Stage 2 of the NY Prize, as well as significant new financial support for those who go on to win … Continue reading

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Gas turbine microgrids on two continents: mirror images of reliability

Peter Maloney reports in Microgrid Knowledge that microgrids with gas turbines as prime movers in Alaska and Australia offer mirror images of microgrid capabilities, as explained in this excerpt from Gas Turbine Microgrids: Reliability and Sustainability through Intelligence. One of the … Continue reading

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Massachusetts issues energy storage solicitation offering $10M

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge that Massachusetts has released a much-awaited energy storage solicitation on Thursday offering up to $10 million for new projects. Issued by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Department of Energy Resources (DOER), … Continue reading

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The Defining Microgrid Event of 2017

Mark your calendar for the powerhouse microgrid event of the year: Microgrid 2017 Conference & Exhibition, which will be held in Boston, MA, Nov. 6-8, 2017. Hosted jointly by Microgrid Knowledge, the Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC) and the International District Energy … Continue reading

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Connecticut fuel cell microgrid CHP project reaches milestone

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge that the town of Woodbridge, Connecticut marked a milestone this week for its 2.2 MW fuel cell microgrid project: the fuel cell component is now operating. The fuel cell was provided by Connecticut-based FuelCell … Continue reading

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REV is in the air. And the microgrid industry is feeling the love, mostly.

Sign up for IDEA’s Weekly Newsletter Elisa Wood writes in Microgrid Knowledge on a kickoff meeting for a new industry coalition focused specifically on the growth of microgrids and the need for government policy to address the interrelationship of microgrids … Continue reading

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Post-election thoughts: Why we need microgrid advocacy now

IDEA’s President and CEO Rob Thornton explains in Microgrid Knowledge the road ahead for distributed energy in post-election Washington and why microgrid advocacy is crucial as the nation considers infrastructure investment. The outcome of the recent election alone will do … Continue reading

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