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Georgia Power announces new microgrid project with Georgia Tech

March 6, 2019 Press Release, Georgia Tech News Center Georgia Power today announced, in collaboration with Georgia Tech, it will build a new 1.4 MW microgrid in Tech Square at Spring and Fifth streets in Midtown Atlanta. Microgrids are self-contained power systems co-located with the facilities...


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Montana judge rules PSC intentionally set PURPA rates to kill solar projects

Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive Summary A Montana district court judge last week issued an order in favor of solar developers, ruling that the state's Public Service Commission intentionally disadvantaged small solar projects in violation of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA)...


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Eversource advances Cape Cod battery project, defers 13-mile distribution line

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary Eversource advanced plans to install a 25 MW / 38 MWh lithium-ion battery in Provincetown, Massachusetts, after residents approved a lease for the project last week, the utility announced on Friday. Provincetown, on the northern tip of Cape Cod, has faced...


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ABB and Rolls-Royce announce global cooperation on microgrids

Robin Whitlock, Renewable Energy Magazine Summary ABB and Rolls-Royce have announced a global partnership on microgrid technology and advanced automation in which the two companies will offer an innovative, energy-efficient microgrid solution for utilities, commercial and industrial...


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PJM files update to energy market price formation rules with FERC

Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive Summary PJM Interconnection filed a proposal on Friday with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to update its energy market price formation rules, due to an impasse among its stakeholders. The grid operator offered reserve pricing rules based on...


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INNIO to Supply Six Jenbacher Gas Engines for Innovative Microgrid Project in Finland

AP News Summary JENBACH, Austria--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 1, 2019--INNIO* announced today that it will supply six Jenbacher* gas engines for the LEMENE microgrid project in Finland, helping the Finnish government reach its climate goal of having 100 percent of its energy come from renewable...


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Con Edison pilots new approach to increasing battery storage on its grid

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary A new 1 MW / 1 MWh battery is expected to come online in Consolidated Edison's territory next month, the first of several the New York City utility will roll out as part of a demonstration project that challenges the definition of energy innovation:...


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Maine lawmakers try again to get the state's microgrid law right

Bill Opalka, Energy News Network Summary Amid complaints that the state’s current law is unworkable, legislators revive a vetoed bill under a new governor. Maine lawmakers are trying again after a veto last year to fix a microgrid law that critics say make the projects unworkable in the...


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As 100% renewables mandate nears, Puerto Rico sees new microgrid initiative, resilience focus

Julia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive Summary When considering the future energy mix of Puerto Rico, worsening hurricane seasons and high levels of poverty in the territory are top of mind for energy experts. Distributed generation is critical to boosting energy resilience on the island, participants...


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Combined Heat and Power: A Sleeping Giant May Be Waking

Kennedy Maize, Power Engineering Summary One of the oldest energy efficiency ideas—combined heat and power—is prospering in the U.S. and looks promising elsewhere as the world searches for low-cost energy by increasing efficiency while lowering carbon dioxide emissions. Last November,...