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Presolicitation Notice: Microgrid System at Fort Hunter Liggett, CA

Summary The Government anticipates issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) with the intent of awarding a Firm-Fixed Price construction contract for the Microgrid System at Fort Hunter Liggett, California (FHL). The U.S Army Garrison Ft. Hunter Liggett, California (FHL) was previously...

Presolicitation Notice-Fort Hunter Liggett Base Microgrid.pdf

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Unnecessary complexity? Assessing New York and California's landmark DER proceedings

Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive Summary The nation-leading New York and California regulatory proceedings to create a marketplace opportunity for renewable and distributed generation have become almost encyclopedic in their complexity. This assessment has been reinforced to Utility Dive by...

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Zero Capital Chiller Plant and Parasitic Load Optimization

Summary The UCSF CHP Plant was challenged to make significant operational efficiency improvements toward achieving the overall Campus carbon reduction goals of UCSF. Through a full plant equipment operations study by the O&M Team, improvements were identified and implemented using...


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Thermal Energy Storage "Down Under"

Summary This presentation will include an overview of the 2 million gallon chilled water TES tank project at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California. This is a unique TES application because the chilled water tank is fully buried under the student parking lot. The presentation will...


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California Regulators OK Closing State's Last Nuclear Plant

Associated Press, Power Engineering Summary SAN FRANCISCO — California utility regulators have approved an agreement to retire the state's last nuclear power plant. The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously Thursday to ratify a 2016 deal to mothball the Diablo Canyon...

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MRC Comments on Draft Roadmap to Commercializing Microgrids in CA

On November 13, 2017, the MRC filed comments to the Draft Roadmap for Commercializing Microgrids in California presented on October 2, 2017, in the California Energy Commission Docket 16-EPIC-01. #MRC #LocalPolicy #California #MRCNews #PolicyandRegulation

MRC Comments on Draft Roadmap to Commercializing Microgrids in California 11.13.17.pdf

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MRC Comments on Microgrid Roadmap for CA

On August 16, 2017, the MRC filed comments in response to the California Energy Commission Docket 16-EPIC-01, Microgrid Roadmap for California. #MRC #LocalPolicy #California

MRC Comments California Microgrid Roadmap 8.16.17.pdf

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California still reigns in grid modernization efforts

Scott Sowers, Daily Energy Insider © Shutterstock Summary The non-profit GridWise Alliance recently released its Grid Modernization Index in collaboration with Clean Edge Inc., a clean energy group based in Portland, ranking California first in the nation for its steps to modernize the...

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Political, Financial and Technical Considerations of a Municipal, Multi-User Microgrid

Summary Like most other cities, towns, and municipalities in California, the City of Santa Monica provides many required amenities to its citizens and businesses. At the City Yard, the Public Works Department provides a diverse set of essential services to the community. By integrating site...

4. Nordham_Political, Financial and Technical Considerations.pdf

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Blue Lake Rancheria Microgrid: Challenges and successes in designing, building, and operating a remote community microgrid

Summary The Blue Lake Rancheria Microgrid sets a new standard for remote community energy projects. Nestled in the rolling forests of Northern California, Blue Lake Rancheria is in the heart of PG&E’s outage-prone service territory. With goals including support for 7 days islanded...