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Puerto Rico's Utility PREPA Plans to Divide Island Into Renewable Energy Microgrids

James Ellsmoor, Forbes Summary After the catastrophe caused by 2017’s Hurricane Maria, many Puerto Ricans were left without electricity for months. Now, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) has put forward a plan to radically reform electricity access on the Caribbean...

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Congressional Democrats push FERC to act on aggregated DERs

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary Congressional Democrats on Monday pressed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue an order clarifying how aggregations of distributed energy resources (DERs) may participate in wholesale power markets, more than two years after the agency first...

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MRC Submits Comments in Hawaii Microgrid Docket

On February 8, 2019, the MRC responded to preliminary questions in the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission proceeding investigating establishment of a microgrid services tariff. In the filing, the MRC outlines their support of the Commission's efforts to develop a tariff that responds to the...

Hawaii Microgrid Opening Brief of the MRC 2.8.19.pdf

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Working with private sector to torque up municipal energy systems

Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight Summary New measure would harness private money, expertise to drive energy efficiency at hospitals, wastewater-treatment plants, universities, prisons The state is aiming to promote private-sector investment in energy-related projects at government-owned facilities...

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How to Improve Energy Management of Your Water and Wastewater Treatment Facility

Microgrid Knowledge Summary Mike Byrnes, chief operating officer of Veolia North America , discusses how to improve energy efficiency and resiliency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and access new revenue streams at water and wastewater treatment facilities. Reliable and cost...

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'Significant Noise': If you live near Parris Island, you might have heard this recently

Wade Livingston, The Beaufort Gazette Summary A Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island construction — and testing — project has been making some noise that residents near the base couldn’t help but hear. Michel Whitaker, an engineer who lives 1.5 miles or so across the water on Cat Island,...

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ABB and SUSI Partner on Microgrid and Storage Solutions

Dan McCue, Renewable Energy Magazine Summary Swiss companies, SUSI Partners (SUSI) and ABB , have reached an agreement to promote the deployment of microgrids and energy storage solutions to project developers and others, combining expertise in financing clean energy infrastructure...

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Vienna Smart City Pilot Project

Bernd Richter and Andreas Schuster, T&D World Summary Austria’s capital city of Vienna is creating a new district in which the buildings, electrical grid and energy market will be monitored continuously in a world-class living laboratory that incorporates new distribution grid solutions...

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WorleyParsons awarded microgrid project by the University of Toronto

University of Toronto, Education News Canada Summary This project will see an entirely Direct Current (DC) microgrid system installed at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The microgrid will provide the university with power resiliency, will reduce electricity costs, and...

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Polar Vortex set to test Midwest grids amid FERC resilience debate

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary Dive Brief: Grid operators throughout the Midwest U.S. say they are prepared as record-breaking cold buffets the region, raising electricity demand and putting energy infrastructure at risk. PJM Interconnection and the Midcontinent Independent...