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Plans for a Solar Microgrid at Capitol Hill Community Center Will Power Building, Through Rain, Shine...or Disaster

Emily Piette, Capitol Hill Seattle Summary Seattle’s community centers provide a lot of simple but important things to their neighborhoods including recreation and meeting space. But they could also help the city develop strength and resilience in a future of extreme weather and in emergencies...

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Utility Subsidiary Nearly Doubles the Energy Capacity for London City Airport

Smart Energy International Summary A subsidiary of UK Power Networks is combining a solar pv system, combined heat and power solution, new substations and smart automation software to enhance energy resilience at the London City Airport . A new SCADA system will be installed to remotely...

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New Jersey's Draft Energy Plan Includes Support for Microgrids

Peter Maloney, Microgrid Knowledge Summary The most recent iteration of the New Jersey Energy Master Plan (EMP) includes provisions that could boost the development of microgrids in the state. The draft plan also calls for a microgrid feasibility study to determine if microgrid projects...

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Microgrids, major changes: Professor leading effort to redesign power grid

Sarah Small, Penn State News Summary UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — When Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard in 2012, entire city skylines went completely black with the curious exception of a few small areas still emitting light, thanks to their use of combined heat and power (CHP) systems, a...

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NJ Transit Wants Gas-Fired Power, Microgrid to Energize Local Rail System

Rod Walton, Power Engineering Summary NJ Transit is holding a public hearing tonight about its proposed gas-fired power plant and microgrid. The New Jersey state agency wants to build a 102 to 140 MW gas-fired power generating station near Kearny. The unit would energize the proposed NJ...

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DC Commission's Proceedings Create Detailed Grid Modernisation Actions

Jared Leader and Robert Tucker, Smart Energy International Summary After an important 1942 victory that helped turn the tide during World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said, “This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the...

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Congress Pushes For Storage, Renewables to Have Same Private Investment Incentives as Fossil Fuels

Robert Walton, UtilityDive Summary A bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers has introduced a bill to allow clean energy technology companies to form master limited partnerships ( MLP ) , a move aimed at boosting private investment. Currently, only investors in fossil fuel-based...

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MRC Participates in DC MEDSIS Working Group; Submits Final Report

On May 31, 2019, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) submitted its final report to the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia in the Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability (MEDSIS) effort. The MEDSIS working group process kicked off in August 2018...

MEDSIS Stakeholder Working Group Final Report v1.0.pdf

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District of Columbia Considers New Regulated Entity: The Microgrid Operator

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary A report released late last week for the nation’s capital calls for a new regulated entity known as a microgrid operator, part of the city’s far-reaching effort to modernize its electric grid. The 433-page report came out of a multi-year effort...

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New York Utilities Increasingly Embrace Non-Wires Alternatives as ConEd Forges the Path

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary Representatives from New York's utilities met this week to discuss the process of procuring and implementing non-wires projects, highlighting how prevalent the approach has become. Consolidated Edison said it is continuing to seek additional load reduction...