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Driving Resiliency Through Your Organization's Energy Infrastructure

Ameresco Summary Leaders in large corporations, government agencies, and other organizations face numerous challenges in running their day-to-day operations. For them, energy – the lifeblood of many organizations – has historically been seen as reliable, and occasional power outages considered...

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Microgrid Deployments Not Driven By Natural Disasters: WoodMac

Max Witynski, UtilityDive Summary A new study from energy research and consulting firm Wood Mackenzie suggests that individual natural disasters may not be a primary motivator for microgrid deployments, in spite of the extreme-weather reliability benefits offered by the technology, Greentech...


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House Passes $1.3B for Community Climate Resiliency Projects

Wicked Local Burlington Summary Significant investments to come to Bedford and Burlington through advancements in the microgrid, electric vehicles and energy storage projects As climate change becomes a larger concern at the local-level, State Rep. Ken Gordon, D-Bedford, joined his...


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Tough Summer for the Power Grid. But the Microgrids are Working

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Severe heat and storms across the US this summer have strained the electric grid and caused extensive power outages. But the microgrids are working. Consider what happened on July 20 in northeast and north central Wisconsin when a thunderstorm knocked...


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A Powerful Investment in Education and the Community

Darrell Proctor, POWER Summary A new coal-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, replacing old boilers in place since the 1960s, improves the efficiency of the campus’ heating and cooling system while keeping emissions in check. Construction of a...


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DOE begins development of North American 'energy resilience model'

Utility Dive Summary OE Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker has prioritized the development of NAERM, which he describes as a "first-of-its-kind tool" to improve energy resilience and national security. "The ultimate goal of the project is to provide real-time situational awareness and analysis...


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An Island Forms in New Jersey

Montclair State University Summary As the new school year approaches, Montclair State University students will experience a powerful new addition. Montclair State is the first university in New Jersey with an innovative Microgrid that can function independently and generate its own power,...


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Case Study: Microgrid provides resiliency hub with sustainable power to community

Electric Light & Power Summary When an ice storm hit Ontario, Canada, in 2013, transmission lines were knocked down, leaving hundreds of thousands of residents without power for days. Without electricity, the communities within the province are at risk of being exposed to perilous...


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U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Tours Thermal Energy Corporation

Business Wire Summary U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Thursday visited Thermal Energy Corporation (TECO) to see first-hand the energy system that cools and heats buildings in the world’s largest medical complex – the Texas Medical Center. TECO was recently selected the #1 district energy...


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Plans for a Solar Microgrid at Capitol Hill Community Center Will Power Building, Through Rain, Shine...or Disaster

Emily Piette, Capitol Hill Seattle Summary Seattle’s community centers provide a lot of simple but important things to their neighborhoods including recreation and meeting space. But they could also help the city develop strength and resilience in a future of extreme weather and in emergencies...