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Microgrids: Ten Minutes With Veolia's Jack Griffin

Pam Radtke Russell, Engineering News-Record A microgrid in Puerto Rico installed by Louis Berger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Photo by Pamela Radtke Russell for ENR Summary Jack Griffin, a vice president at one of Veolia North America’s energy services units, has more than 25...

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Resiliency Using Geothermal System to Serve Detention Facility

Summary The District Energy Corporation provides heating and cooling to municipal government buildings in Lincoln Nebraska. This presentation focuses on the design and construction of their SW 40th Thermal Energy Facility, which produces chilled and hot water as well as backup utility power...


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Resiliency for a Level 1 Trauma Center

Summary The Milwaukee Regional Medical Center needed to overhaul its infrastructure as it took on its own energy production and distribution in 2017. This work included distribution network redundancy for steam and chilled water by adding miles of interconnecting loop piping. The addition of...


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Energy Systems for Island Resilience in Guam

Summary Guam hosts critical US military missions whose energy systems face unique challenges. In addition to the harsh conditions, unreliable utility, and remote location, JRM’s importance to national security places additional requirements on the security of their supply. This presentation...


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Planning for the Future: The First Cyber-Secure Utility Microgrid 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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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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Puerto Rico Issues Final Microgrid Rules as Hurricane Season Looms

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Puerto Rico regulators on Friday issued final microgrid rules to help boost development, as the island continues to struggle to recover from last September’s island-wide power outage following Hurricane Maria. The rules (CEPR-MI-2018-0001) arrived...

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Massachusetts Rejects Smart Meter Rollout for 'Weaknesses in the Business Case'

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities on Thursday threw cold water on utility plans to install smart meters , noting in an order that the proposals "revealed weaknesses in the business case for advanced metering functionality." The DPU ordered...

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Securing our energy through microgrids

Michael Behrmann, New Hampshire Business Review Summary Our modern age of connectivity provides limitless opportunities for us to easily connect with one another for purposes of communication, commerce and just about anything you can imagine. While the benefits of this connectivity have...

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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 ...