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FERC Decision and Recognition of Microgrids - Time for an industry voice?

Robert Thornton, IDEA As we all know, on Monday January 8, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a unanimous decision to terminate Docket No RM18-1-000, which addressed the Proposed Rule on Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing (Proposed Rule), submitted to the Commission...


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FERC Initiates New Proceeding on Grid Resilience, Terminates DOE NOPR Proceeding

Press Release, FERC January 8, 2018 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today terminated the proceeding it initiated (Docket No. RM18-1-000) to consider the Department of Energy’s September 29 proposal on grid reliability and resilience pricing. The Commission places a priority...

FERC Order Terminating Rulemaking Proceeding.pdf


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Puerto Rico Energy Commission Lays Out Rules for a Future Microgrid Landscape

Emma Foehringer Merchant, Greentech Media Clean up and electricity restoration efforts in Puerto Rico are ongoing. Photo Credit: Flickr/The National Guard Summary Thee Puerto Rico Energy Commission unveiled 29-pages of proposed regulations last week for future microgrid installations ...


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Filings Offer Clues to Harvard’s Vision for Allston ‘Enterprise’ Campus

Truelian Lee and Jacqueline P. Patel, The Havard Crimson Construction in Allston. ANNIE E. SCHUGART Summary New documents Harvard filed with Boston’s urban planning agency last month offer a glimpse into the University’s plans for its “Enterprise Research Campus,” a proposed 36...


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Opportunity knocks for industrial energy users

Ralf Kortner, Decentralized Energy Summary The UK’s high intensive industrial energy consumers continue to face stubbornly excessive energy costs, ongoing carbon reduction commitments and future power supply uncertainties. Over 55 per cent of a current energy bill is made up of non...


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How 2017 Made the Argument for Microgrids

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Sometimes events make an argument more strongly than words can. Such was the case in 2017 when disaster after disaster spoke to the vulnerability of the electric grid and the need for microgrids to ensure power supply. First came Hurricane Harvey in...



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Regulators Want to Know If Georgia Power Considered a Microgrid for the Atlanta Airport

Eilsa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary State regulators want to know if Georgia Power had considered a microgrid “for such a critical customer” as the Atlanta airport before this week’s 11-hour electrical outage. The question was among a series that the staff of the Georgia Public Service...


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Atlanta Airport Demonstrates Need for Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Microgrid

Rob Thornton, IDEA The recent power outage and grid failure affecting Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, one of the world’s busiest airports, vividly demonstrates the importance of reliable and resilient energy supply for mission-critical facilities. Even with redundant utility...


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Installation Energy Resilience Policies and Strategies - Air Force Civil Engineer Center

Summary This presentation provides an update on the Air Force Energy Planning Strategy. Speaker Douglas Tucker, Air Force #Presentation #Military #Workshop #2017 #Resiliency #MasterPlanningandSystemDesign

Tucker_Douglas.pdf