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MRC Submits Comments to FERC on Grid Reliability

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IEEE2030.8 Microgrid Controller Testing Standard Approved

Press Release, IEEE On Thursday, June 14, 2018 the Standard for Testing of Microgrid Controllers (IEEE Std 2030.8) was approved as a new standard by the IEEE Standards Association (SA) Board. This standard focuses on testing core functions of microgrid controllers that are related to testable,...

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The Spectrum of Resiliency – What Role Does Energy Storage Play in a Microgrid?

Benjamin Lavoie, Microgrid Knowledge Summary In this week’s Industry Perspectives , Ameresco’s Benjamin Lavoie explores the role that energy storage plays in a microgrid, and what this means for resiliency efforts. Microgrids and energy storage are highly promising and frequently...

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Power Struggle: Iowa Muni Campaign Heats Up Ahead of Public Vote

Karen Uhlenhuth, Energy News Network Summary In a northeastern Iowa community, voters will weigh in on whether to replace its investor-owned electric company with a municipal utility. Voters in Decorah, Iowa, will decide May 1 whether they want the city to move ahead with a proposal to...

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Concentric secures $100m financing aimed at cogeneration and microgrid projects

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary Concentric Power has launched a new programme to finance $100m in cogeneration and microgrid projects in the next two years. Energy Infrastructure news site reports that the programme provides funding for projects ranging from $1m to $40m. The...

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S&C Electric to exit storage business

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary After more than a decade producing storage systems, such as invertors, S&C Electric will exit the storage development business to focus on microgrids, Greentech Media reports. S&C deployed its first battery system in 2006. But since then the rate...

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New Jersey to rejoin RGGI in new executive order

Peter Maloney, Utility Dive Summary New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed an executive order directing the state to rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a cap and trade emissions program that includes nine Northeastern states. The executive order directs the state’s...

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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...