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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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Cleveland Seeks Developer in Next Stage of Large Downtown Microgrid Project

Andrew Burger, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Ohio’s Cuyahoga County and partners have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) seeking a developer for what could become a $100 million microgrid district in downtown Cleveland. Working with the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Public Power and the...


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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...


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Airports Consider Going Off Grid

Kallanish Energy Summary A growing number of U.S. airports, such as Pittsburgh International Airport, are determining whether they should leave the power grid, Kallanish Energy understands. No airport operator or airline wants to go through what happened at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta...


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More Power Outages in California? No Big Deal for Fremont Fire Department

Peter Maloney, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Utilities in California are pre-emptively turning off transmission lines that could spark wildfires, but residents of Fremont can sleep a little more soundly knowing that the city’s microgrids will be there. About two years ago, Fremont installed...


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Wildfires and Blackouts Mean Californians Need Solar Panels and Microgrids

David Roberts Soure: Vox Summary California’s electricity system is failing. Earlier this month, in order to prevent wildfires, some 2 million people had their power cut by the state’s biggest utility provider, PG&E. It was the biggest deliberate blackout in history. That record...