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Lessons Learned from California's Pioneering Microgrids

Justin Gerdes, GreenTechMedia Summary Four years ago California funded seven microgrid demonstration projects, from fire stations to a college campus. How have they performed, and what do they say about the future? California is several years into a push to help commercialize microgrids in...


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Request for Information: Hanscom AFB Energy-as-a-Service Pilot

Summary The United States Air Force (AF) is seeking a single industry provider to cost-effectively and comprehensively deliver reliable, resilient, and efficient energy to mission owners at an AF installation. In July 2017, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy released an initial Request...


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Michigan Lawmakers Propose Microgrid Bill to Boost Resilience

Andy Balaskovitz, Energy News Network Summary The legislation would prohibit standby fees but allows an “equitable” cost of service charge by utilities. State Rep. Steven Johnson, a western Michigan Republican in his second term, says his first priority on energy policy is to “look out for...


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Northeastern University Aims to Set New Standard for higher Ed with Advanced Micorgrid

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Northeastern University says it is developing a microgrid that sets the bar for higher education, using a self-funded approach to harden its campus resiliency while achieving sustainability goals. Now in planning, the integrated microgrid will serve the...

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Air Force Issues RFI for Energy-as-a-Service Contract at Massachusetts Base

Ken Silverstein, Microgrid Knowledge Summary The US Air Force and the Defense Logistics Agency-Energy has issued a request for information (RFI) in anticipation of an energy-as-a-service contract for Hanscom Air Force base in Massachusetts, a site where a microgrid is being contemplated. ...

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ComEd's Bronzeville microgrid completes islanding test

Rod Walton, Power Engineering Summary The Bronzeville Community Microgrid has passed its first big test. Chicago-based utility Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) announced that it conducted a “simulated islanding” of the unique microgrid cluster project in the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood. The...


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Georgia Power announces new microgrid project with Georgia Tech

March 6, 2019 Press Release, Georgia Tech News Center Georgia Power today announced, in collaboration with Georgia Tech, it will build a new 1.4 MW microgrid in Tech Square at Spring and Fifth streets in Midtown Atlanta. Microgrids are self-contained power systems co-located with the facilities...


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ABB and Rolls-Royce announce global cooperation on microgrids

Robin Whitlock, Renewable Energy Magazine Summary ABB and Rolls-Royce have announced a global partnership on microgrid technology and advanced automation in which the two companies will offer an innovative, energy-efficient microgrid solution for utilities, commercial and industrial...


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INNIO to Supply Six Jenbacher Gas Engines for Innovative Microgrid Project in Finland

AP News Summary JENBACH, Austria--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 1, 2019--INNIO* announced today that it will supply six Jenbacher* gas engines for the LEMENE microgrid project in Finland, helping the Finnish government reach its climate goal of having 100 percent of its energy come from renewable...


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As 100% renewables mandate nears, Puerto Rico sees new microgrid initiative, resilience focus

Julia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive Summary When considering the future energy mix of Puerto Rico, worsening hurricane seasons and high levels of poverty in the territory are top of mind for energy experts. Distributed generation is critical to boosting energy resilience on the island, participants...