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PG&E Rate Case Compromise Cuts $1.1B Proposal to $575M for Wildfire Mitigation

Kavya Balaraman, Utility Dive Summary Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) reached a proposed settlement with ratepayer advocates, safety officials and other stakeholders that would increase its 2020 revenue by 6.8%, largely to fund wildfire mitigation measures. The proposal is $483 million...


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PG&E Issues 2019 System Reliability RFO - Distributed Generation Enabled Microgrid Services

On Wednesday, December 11, 2019 PG&E announced the issuance of the 2019 System Reliability Request for Offers ("SR RFO") in the initial phase seeking offers to procure energy resources which provide Distributed Generation Enabled Microgrid Services ("DGEMS"). PG&E is seeking DGEMS...


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MRC Participates in California PUC Microgrid Workshop

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, the Microgrid Resources Coalition participated in and presented at the California Public Utilities Commission R. 19-09-009 Microgrid Workshop in San Francisco California. The MRC outlined the immediate, near term, and long term solutions that California can deploy...

MRC CPUC Workshop Slides 12.12.19.pdf


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Some Small Towns Received Electricity From Microgrids During Power Shutoffs

Chris Karr, The Epoch Times Summary Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), which has faced widespread criticism from state leaders and residents, is experimenting with new methods for providing alternative power sources for its customers during scheduled Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). ...


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Airport Microgrid in Northern California Looks to Create Replicable Model

Peter Maloney, Microgrid Knowledge Summary An airport microgrid is moving forward on the far northern coast of California that could provide relief for planned utility power shutoffs and be a template for other, similar projects. The Redwood Coast Airport Microgrid began about two years ago...


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MRC's Reply Comments on CA Microgrid Proceeding

On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, the MRC submitted reply comments on Order Instituting Rulemaking Regarding Microgrids pursuant to Senate Bill 1339. The MRC submitted initial comments on October 21, 2019 . #MRC #MRCNews #Microgrids #PolicyandRegulation #California #LocalPolicy

MRC Reply Comments to Rulemaking 19-09-009.pdf


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Will PG&E's Blackouts Catalyze California's Microgrid Market

Julian Spector, Green Tech Media Summary Bankrupt California utility Pacific Gas & Electric has come under fire on many fronts for the scope and execution of its self-imposed blackouts last month. The blackouts will continue as the company pursues a decade-long grid-hardening project....


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Microgrids Are Coming, Say Local Energy Watchdogs

Anne Ward Ernst, Index-Tribune Summary The region’s recent round of PG&E-forced power outages caused long lines at gas stations, demand for bags of ice and generators, and spurred more conversation around the concept of electrical microgrids. The microgrid concept is broad and can be...


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Microgrid Industry to California: Help Us Help You

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary We can move faster installing microgrids, but you need to make some changes. That’s the overarching message from microgrid companies to California regulators as the state faces utility power shutoffs for years to come. The recommendations are...


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Southern California Tribe Issues RFP for Microgrid

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary California’s San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians (SPBMI) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) that seeks design-build services for a hybrid microgrid that would supply electricity to essential buildings during utility outages. Release of the RFP...