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PG&E Rate Case Compromise Cuts $1.1B Proposal to $575M for Wildfire Mitigation

Kavya Balaraman, Utility Dive Summary Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) reached a proposed settlement with ratepayer advocates, safety officials and other stakeholders that would increase its 2020 revenue by 6.8%, largely to fund wildfire mitigation measures. The proposal is $483 million...


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House Foregoes New Tax Credits for Storage, Offshore Wind as it Approves $1.4T Spending Bill

Utility Dive Summary Renewable energy stakeholders were disappointed in the deal, having hailed the previous House Democratic draft bill as a crucial way to advance clean energy deployment. The Senate is expected to pass the package, which includes an extension of a biodiesel tax credit, a...


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US Microgrid Market Slowed in 2019. PG&E Could Single-Handedly Reverse the Trend

Julian Spector, GreenTech Media Summary The burgeoning U.S. microgrid industry is set to install less controllable capacity this year than it did last year. But that setback may prove a temporary blip, especially if a new effort to back up the beleaguered Northern California grid comes to...


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MRC Participates in California PUC Microgrid Workshop

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, the Microgrid Resources Coalition participated in and presented at the California Public Utilities Commission R. 19-09-009 Microgrid Workshop in San Francisco California. The MRC outlined the immediate, near term, and long term solutions that California can deploy...

MRC CPUC Workshop Slides 12.12.19.pdf


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Pennsylvania Senate Advances Transportation Electrification Bill

Peter Maloney, Microgrid Knowledge Summary An electrification bill moving through the Pennsylvania General Assembly, if passed, would support the development of electric vehicle infrastructure in the state. The state’s Senate on November 19 voted 43-6 in favor of the Pennsylvania Clean...


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Will New Jersey Lawmakers Step Up for Microgrids Before the Next Disaster?

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary As New Jersey prepares for a second round of funding for town center microgrids, some worry that the microgrids may never see the light of day. The problem? The projects need an infusion of private money to go forward. But state rules make it difficult...


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Shaheen bill would encourage heat recovery tech for manufacturers

Jeff Feingold, NH Business Review Summary The Heat Efficiency through Applied Technology, or HEAT, Act – legislation that would address regulatory barriers hampering deployment of heat recovery technologies – has been reintroduced by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH. The measure is designed to...


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MRC's Reply Comments on CA Microgrid Proceeding

On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, the MRC submitted reply comments on Order Instituting Rulemaking Regarding Microgrids pursuant to Senate Bill 1339. The MRC submitted initial comments on October 21, 2019 . #MRC #MRCNews #Microgrids #PolicyandRegulation #California #LocalPolicy

MRC Reply Comments to Rulemaking 19-09-009.pdf


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Microgrid Industry to California: Help Us Help You

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary We can move faster installing microgrids, but you need to make some changes. That’s the overarching message from microgrid companies to California regulators as the state faces utility power shutoffs for years to come. The recommendations are...


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Hearing on "Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Solutions for the U.S. Power Sector"

Committee on Energy & Commerce Summary On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Energy will hold a hearing entitled, “Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Solutions for the U.S. Power Sector.” More Information ...