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MRC Submits Notice of Ex Parte Meeting Pursuant to SB1339 in CA

On September 14, 2020, the Microgrid Resources Coalition filed a Joint Parties Notice of Ex Parte Meeting in the Order Instituting Rulemaking Regarding Microgrids Pursuant to Senate Bill 1339 and Resiliency Strategies. The ex parte meeting took place on September 9, 2020 between Advisor...

R.19-09-009 MRC Joint Parties Ex Parte Comms Notice 9.14.20.pdf


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MRC Files Comments on the Track 2 Microgrid and Resiliency Strategies Staff Proposal

On August 14, 2020, the Microgrid Resources Coalition filed comments on the Track 2 Microgrid and Resiliency Strategies Staff Proposal, Facilitating the Commercialization of Microgrids, pursuant to Senate Bill 1339. While the MRC is grateful that the Staff Proposal is beginning to acknowledge...

Comments Of MRC on the Track 2 Microgrid and Resiliency Strategies Staff Proposal, Facilitating the Commercialization of Microgrids.pdf


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MRC Submits Comments on CA Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Workshop

On July 30, 2020, the Microgrid Resources Coalition submitted comments to the California Energy Commission on the Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Workshop on Assessing the Future Role for Microgrids in California. The MRC commends the Commission for its leadership in recognizing the...

Docketed Microgrid Resources Coalition Comments on IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Mic.pdf


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25 Stakeholders Pressing California to Move Ahead with Microgrid Tariffs

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Twenty-five parties today urged California regulators to finalize microgrid tariffs by January, underscoring the need to incentivize the technology in a state now characterized by wildfires, blackouts and safety power shutoffs. In a filing...


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“Deflect, Delay, Defer”: Decade of Pacific Gas & Electric Wildfire Safety Pushback Preceded Disasters

Katie Worth, Karen Pinchin, Lucie Sullivan Summary After sparking a series of deadly fires in Northern California and then shutting off power to millions of people in an attempt to avoid sparking more, Pacific Gas & Electric has started on an ambitious slate of upgrades that it says...


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On Cue, Blackouts Roll Across California after Google and Others Press for More Microgrids

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary As if to underscore the point, power blackouts rolled across California late last week right after dozens of stakeholders urged state regulators to push harder to get more microgrids built. Hundreds of thousands of Californians lost power Friday...


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OSIsoft Releases PXiSE Case Study for Campus Microgrid

PXiSE Summary Even before the 2017 and 2018 fire seasons ravaged California with some of the most devastating fires in the state’s history, Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) in northern California understood the importance of sustainable energy production. The intensity of the fires, widely...


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San Diego Gas & Electric Will Upgrade Borrego Springs Electrical Microgrid

Times of San Diego Summary San Diego Gas & Electric will use a $4.5 million federal grant to upgrade the Borrego Springs microgrid with new technology so it can operate on completely clean energy, the utility announced Friday. The grant, from the U.S. Department of...


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MRC Member Christopher Berendt Explains The Power of Microgrids on The Cogeneration Channel

Chris Berendt, member of the Microgrid Resources Coalition board, comments on the recent microgrid decisions and explains which kind of lobbying activities the association is carrying out, especially at the CPUC (California Public Utilities Commission), but also on a legislative level, in order...


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Hydrogen May Be The Crucial ‘Jigsaw’ Piece For Green Microgrids

Forbes Summary After catastrophic wildfires in 2017 and 2018 had devastated the transmission lines owned by PG&E Corp ., it was forced to declare bankruptcy. And the fallout from that has been a move to localize both the supply and delivery of electricity — power to come from green...