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Mayors Call for Microgrid Tax Incentives in U.S. Infrastructure Plan

By District Energy posted 09-20-2017 00:00


Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge


A United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) energy committee has called for microgrid tax incentives to be included in a national infrastructure plan for Congress.

Called “The New Bedford Principles,” the proposal was released at the mayors’ summit on smart cities and new energy technologies September 14-15 in New Bedford, Mass.

The group presented six principles, two of which focus on microgrids.

Principal 2 seeks authorization of microgrid tax incentives and other forms of funding to boost not only microgrids, but also distributed generation and storage systems.

Principle 4 calls for direct funding to municipal utilities — or tax incentives to investor-owned utilities — to modernize local grids, including microgrids, to increase climate resilience.

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