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Humboldt State University starts construction on solar microgrid at Redwood Coast Airport

Solar Power World Summary The Redwood Coast Airport Microgrid’s (RCAM) community partners announced Wednesday, July 7 construction activities on what will be the first 100% renewable, multi-customer microgrid in California. The Redwood Coast Airport Microgrid has been designed and...

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PG&E Commissions Microgrid Near Yosemite National Park

CleanTechnica Summary Pacific Gas & Electric, the utility company that serves much of northern California, has commissioned the first of many standalone microgrids in Mariposa county near Yosemite National Park. Built and installed by BoxPower, the remote grid will permanently...

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Proposed Decision in California Regarding Standby Charges for Microgrids

CA.Gov Summary California Administrative Law Judge Colin Rizzo’s Proposed Decision Re: Decision Adopting A Suspension Of The Capacity Reservation Component Of The Standby Charge For Eligible Microgrid Distributed Technologies. This decision directs Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&...

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Solar Microgrid to Offer Protection from Fire threats

pv magazine Summary Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has commissioned its first hybrid renewable microgrid, built and installed by BoxPower. The microgrid is planned as a permanent replacement for overhead distribution lines and is the first in a series of planned microgrids, the ...

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DSRSD approves five-year strategic plan Summary A new five-year plan approved by the Dublin San Ramon Services District Board of Directors on Tuesday includes nine "strategic goals" addressing the district's financial sustainability, long-term management strategy, local partnerships, and more. The 2022...

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Arvin potato plant orders Kern's first microgrid to boost energy resiliency, efficiency

Yahoo! News Summary Microgrid technology promising greater energy flexibility and independence arrived in Kern Wednesday with the start of construction on an integrated power generation and storage system at an 1,100-employee ag facility in Arvin. The 5-megawatt solar, natural gas and...

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Sunrise brief: California approves electric microgrid program for vulnerable communities

pv magazine Summary The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved a microgrid plan for Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to support local governments and tribes and provide resiliency in the event of utility outages. One-time matching funds of up to $27 million...

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California approves PG&E, SDG&E, SCE microgrid tariffs with eye to upcoming fire season

Utility Dive Summary California regulators have focused on short-term solutions for the next wildfire season, using last week's decision to speed up the development of microgrids in the last year as an attempt to increase reliability and mitigate energy security concerns during Public Safety...

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PG&E begins construction on microgrid site in Arnold

Calaveras Enterprise Summary Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) has begun construction on a microgrid in Arnold aimed at mitigating the impacts of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). The microgrid is “designed to provide electricity to certain customers and shared community...

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Air District’s Climate Tech Finance Program paves the way for innovative microgrid solutions project

IBank Summary The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has awarded a loan guarantee to Gridscape Solutions, a developer of renewable energy microgrid solutions in California. Gridscape’s microgrids integrate several technologies including solar panels and lithium-ion battery energy...