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IKEA Adelaide’s Solar + Storage Microgrid Project Progressing

Solarquotes Blog Summary The first solar panels have been lifted on to the rooftop of IKEA’s retail outlet in Adelaide as part of a major solar power + battery storage microgrid project at the site. The 14,370 sq metre rooftop will host 1.2MW of solar power capacity, and a 3.4MWh battery...


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

On August 28, 2020, the Microgrid Resources Coalition filed reply comments on the Track 2 Microgrid and Resiliency Strategies Staff Proposal, Facilitating the Commercialization of Microgrids, pursuant to Senate Bill 1339. In the reply comments, the MRC reinforced the need for the Commission...

MRC CPUC Reply to Track 2 Comments 8.28.20.pdf


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Concentric to Build 35-MW Microgrid in California with Innovative Wholesale Power Agreement

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Concentric Power has struck a deal to build a 35-MW microgrid project in Gonzales, California that will operate under an unusual wholesale power agreement that involves a municipal utility, a local electric authority and retail customers. ...


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Schneider Electric Names Lance Haines Microgrid CTO in North America

PR Newswire Summary Schneider Electric , the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced that Lance Haines will assume the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the company's Microgrid segment in North America , driving...


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Microgrids Increase Reliability, Resiliency

Power Summary Increasing the reliability and resiliency of the electricity supply is a focus of today’s power generation industry. In concert with that, more and more utilities, companies, and institutions are establishing internal clean energy goals, wanting to reduce their carbon footprint...


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Massachusetts City Plans “Microgrid without Borders”

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary As energy democracy and social justice increasingly drive energy planning, Chelsea, Massachusetts hopes to become a model for how it’s done by developing a ‘microgrid without borders.’ Community and climate activists, city officials and energy...


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Santa Barbara Unified School District approves large portfolio of solar microgrid projects

Solar Power World Summary In a big win for clean local energy and resilience in the Santa Barbara region, the Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD) Board unanimously voted last week to proceed with Solar Microgrid projects throughout the District, along with additional standalone...


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US Government re-establishes Arctic Energy Office

Energy Live News Summary The US Government has announced the re-establishment of the Arctic Energy Office (AEO) located on the campus of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. The AEO will drive co-ordination and collaboration on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) activities in the...


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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