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Brooklyn Microgrid Gets Approval for Blockchain-based Energy Trading

Rakesh Sharma, Energy Central Summary Brooklyn Microgrid, a blockchain-based peer-to-peer energy trading system, has been approved to conduct a 12-month pilot program for energy trading on its platform, according to Adrienne Smith, executive director of the project. The pilot will begin in...


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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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US Microgrid Market Slowed in 2019. PG&E Could Single-Handedly Reverse the Trend

Julian Spector, GreenTech Media Summary The burgeoning U.S. microgrid industry is set to install less controllable capacity this year than it did last year. But that setback may prove a temporary blip, especially if a new effort to back up the beleaguered Northern California grid comes to...


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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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The Philadelphia Navy Yard Story: The Remarkable Emergence of an Unintentional Microgrid

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary From rags to riches, the Philadelphia Navy Yard offers one of the more remarkable tales of the emergence of a microgrid. A factory within the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Photo by Felix Lipov/Shutterstock.com Located at the confluence of the...


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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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Military Microgrids: Four Examples of Innovation

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary It’s not surprising that military microgrids in the US demonstrate some of the most sophisticated and innovative uses of distributed energy. After all, they are designed with national security in mind. As such, they serve as a learning ground for...


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Third Time's a Charm? New Hampshire Legislators Work to Break Impasse on Net Metering

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary New Hampshire's House of Representatives could vote in early January on Senate Bill 159 , to expand the state's net metering cap five-fold and allow larger generators to take part in the program. Renewables advocates say it would give a significant...


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Fox Cities Festival of Lights Uses Renewable Energy

Sierra Trojan, Fox 11 News Summary The Fox Cities Festival of Lights in Harrison illuminates the night. It's a new holiday light show held at the Darboy Community Park. Powering about two-thirds of these LED bulbs is a renewable energy microgrid. "We needed power way in the back where...