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The 4 Main Pillars of Enhancing Utility Grid Resilience

Philip Mihlmester, Anne Choate; Greentech Media Summary Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have increased the urgency of acting to make our electricity grids more resilient. While America’s utilities have significantly improved grid reliability overall, extreme weather events, including...

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Montclair Township Receives $142K for Microgrid Exploration

Eddie Nicholas, Summary Will Montclair Township get Microgrids? A grant award of $142,480 will explore the possibilities. On Wednesday, Richard S. Mroz, President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and Joseph Lake. Fiordaliso, BPU Commissioner were joined by Montclair...

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DOE Requires FERC to Consider Rule Promoting Grid Resiliency by Providing Coal and Nuclear Plant Subsidies

Gerit F. Hull, Andrea I. Sarmentero Garz ón, and Joel L. Greene; Jennings Strouss & Salmon On September 29, 2017, Energy Secretary Rick Perry directed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to initiate a rulemaking that could result in major subsidies for coal fired and nuclear...

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A trio of storms could mean grid modernization in hard-hit areas

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary Florida, Puerto Rico and Texas all have an opportunity to reassess their power system. When Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to millions of Northeast residents in 2012, it forced a reckoning for the electric power industry. Utilities began investing...

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Launch of Japan's First Microgrid System with a Total of 117 Homes

Press Release, Business Wire Area where PanaHome's Smart City Shioashiya Solar-Shima is being developed (Graphic: Business Wire) HYOGO, Japan--PanaHome Corporation, ENERES Co., Ltd, IBJ Leasing Co., Ltd. and the Public Enterprises Agency of the Hyogo Prefectural Government plan to...

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Puerto Rico needs microgrids and private buy-in for reliable energy

Scott Sklar, The Hill Summary Since one of the most devastating hurricanes hit Puerto Rico, power has been out on the island and may not be back online for months. Additionally, cell phone service is virtually not existent. For this island of 3.7 million U.S. citizens, while they cope to get...

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Navigant Research Report Projects Installed Energy Storage for Microgrids Revenue to Total More Than $22 Billion in the Next Decade

Press Release, Business Wire BOULDER, Colo.--A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for energy storage for microgrids (ESMG), providing an analysis of trends and market dynamics, with forecasts for capacity and revenue that extend through 2026. Interest in energy...

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Sen. King to host visit on use of wood waste to produce electricity, heat

Press Herald Summary U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine will host a Senate committee field hearing Friday at Robbins Lumber, a fifth-generation family-owned sawmill in Searsmont. The hearing will focus on how combined heat and power – which uses onsite thermal energy to generate electricity – and...

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Why It's time to fully embrace America's energy grid diversification

Philip Mihlmester, Utility Dive Summary The United States is at an energy crossroads. There’s a significant movement underway, led by innovative private sector entities and a few forward-thinking regulators, that’s capturing the attention of Americans looking increasingly toward energy...

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Seoul Energy Visits Princeton's Energy Plant

Emily Riskalla, International District Energy Association On September 21, 2017, Baird Brown and Ted Borer, of the Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC) with Dr. John Byrne, head of the Foundation for Renewable Energy and Environment and the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy at the...

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