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Canada’s First Utility-Scale Energy Storage System Islands Remote Town During Outages

Summary BC Hydro utilizes energy storage to greatly improve service reliability for a remote mountain community in British Columbia. Session Track 5C Speakers Brian Levite, S&C Electric #2018 #ConferenceProceeding #AnnualConference #SCElectric #Microgrids #BritishColumbia ...


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Planning for the Future: The First Cyber-Secure Utility Microgri at Ameren

Summary Ameren is the first investor owned utility to use a microgrid to island customers on an active feeder. This is one of the few microgrids in the world that operates at utility-scale voltages and has multiple levels of control. This presentation by will discuss their decision making...


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MassDEV Funds UMASS Hospital Campus Improvements

Banker & Tradesman Summary MassDevelopment has issued a $109 million tax-exempt bond for UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest health care system in central Massachusetts. Proceeds will finance renovations and the purchase of equipment at various hospital campuses. The organization also...

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Pittsburgh Steps Up City-Scale Microgrid Initiative

Andrew Burger, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Pittsburgh, which hopes to eventually develop a grid of microgrids, continues to evolve as a center of energy innovation with about 20 distributed energy, nanogrid and microgrid projects now emerging in the Pennsylvania city. “We identified promising...

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The MRC Submits Comments to FERC for the new "Resilience Docket"

Microgrid Resources Coalition Washington DC, 9 May, 2018 - Today the Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC) submitted comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the new docket – “Grid Resilience in Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators ...

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MRC Submits Comments on FERC Resilience Docket

On May 9, 2018, the MRC filed comments and a Motion to Intervene in connection with the Grid Resilience in Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators, FERC Docket No. RM18-7-000. MRC's comments focus on broadening the definition of "resilience", while highlighting the...

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RFP: Microgrid Energy Distribution and Generation in Puerto Rico

Summary The Local Redevelopment Authority for Naval Station Roosevelt Roads is seeking one or more entities to manage on an exclusive basis and independently from PREPA, the electrical distribution system at the former Naval Station Roosevelt Roads and operate an independent microgrid in the...

RFP 2018-001_Microgrid Energy Distribution and Generation Roosevelt Roads.pdf

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The Power Market Fix We've Been Waiting For

Mark Ahlstrom, GreenTech Media Summary The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s recent two-day technical conference discussing distributed energy resources in wholesale markets stemmed from FERC’s recent adoption of Order 841, which directs regional markets to come up with rules for...

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Natural Gas Is The Flexibility Needed For More Wind And Solar

Jude Clemente, Forbes Data source: EIA Wind and solar capacity are set to soar, and as the reliable, flexible backup, so will gas capacity. Summary I have already shown here and here how U.S. natural gas power plants continue to increase in efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas...

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Distributed Gas Generation: Big Power in Small(er) Packages

Darrell Proctor, Power Magazine Summary The traditional electricity grid is being transformed, as more businesses look to control their costs by producing their own power. A need for reliable backup power, the push for more resiliency in generation, and a desire for electricity in remote...