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Want a resilient city? Ask for microgrids with these 7 features

Jesse Berst founder and chairman of the Smart Cities Council North America suggests a short but demanding list of requirements for microgrids. Do you want your city to be resilient in the face of natural and man-made disturbances? Do you … Continue reading

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Town of Avon, CT issues RFP for microgrid design, development and installation

The Town of Avon, Connecticut has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP 1617-10) for the design, development and installation of a microgrid. KEY DATES: From the RFP announcement and document: “The Town of Avon, Connecticut (“Town”) requests proposals from experienced … Continue reading

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Governor Cuomo announces new locally sourced 16-MW microgrid to power the Empire State Plaza

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced plans to construct a new state-of-the-art, locally-sourced mini-power grid that will be connected to the statewide grid, and also be able to operate independently, to power the Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza … Continue reading

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Ameren microgrid goes live as first in utility cybersecurity

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid News that the Ameren Microgrid, a complex cybersecure microgrid, is now live and operating adjacent to the University of Illinois in Champaign. Developed by Ameren Illinois, the 1.475 MW test project is being described by the utility and a … Continue reading

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Will America’s Steel City build the first grid of microgrids?

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge about the vision of Pittsburgh’s Mayor William Peduto to implement a complement of microgrids that could each independently provide power to a dedicated customer base by islanding—isolating themselves—from the public grid during grid failures, … Continue reading

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Program to foster community microgrids in Mass.

Maxine Joselow reports in E&E News that Massachusetts may soon be home to several new community microgrid projects.* The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center launched a program earlier this month aimed at catalyzing the development of community microgrids throughout the state. … Continue reading

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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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Expressions of Interest – MassCEC Community Microgrids Program

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) Community Microgrids Program seeks to catalyze the development of community microgrids throughout Massachusetts to lower customer energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and provide increased energy resilience. The program intends to award funding … 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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