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Noresco Breaks Ground on $169M U.S. Navy Microgrid

Worcester Business Journal Summary Noresco, a Westborough energy efficiency and infrastructure firm, has begun work on a cogeneration and microgrid system expansion at Naval Submarine Base New London in Connecticut. The $169.3-million energy savings performance contract will support 100%...

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COVID-19 propels microgrids in healthcare sector, but regulatory, awareness hurdles remain

Kavya Balaraman, Utility Dive Summary In 2018, with a nearly $5 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC), a company called Charge Bliss built a 250 kW, 1 MWh solar and battery storage microgrid on top of a medical center in Richmond, California. The center saw...

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Microgrids and Data Centers: A More Holistic Approach to Power Security

Data Center Frontier Summary During last fall’s wildfires in California, the largest electric utility provider in the state was forced to shut off power for millions of customers. In early October, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), curtailed power to more than 30 counties in Central and...

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Nonprofit Coalition Urges State Leaders to Prioritize Community Energy Resiliency in COVID-19 Recovery

PRESS RELEASE (Sacramento, CA) — In a letter sent to Governor Newsom and state leaders, a coalition of 18 California nonprofit organizations urged state policymakers to emphasize community energy resilience as part of state strategy to address COVID-19 recovery and prepare for future power...


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Maryland Selects 14 Microgrids for Initial Project Funding

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Maryland yesterday announced winners in its resilience solicitation, 14 facilities that speak to the range of operations now pursuing microgrid projects — from marginalized neighborhoods to food production operations to a marine terminal. The...

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PUC Greenlights Microgrid, Grid Resiliency Policies Ahead of Fire Season

Colby Bermel, Politico Summary The Public Utilities Commission on Thursday unanimously approved policies to boost microgrids and other grid resiliency measures ahead of wildfire season this fall. Impact: Regulators hope the programs will not only help California better weather...

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Power Maintenance Project Goes Off Without Problems

Around the O Summary UO Campus Planning and Facilities Management successfully completed a long-awaited utility project that shut off electrical power to campus during the week of June 1. The maintenance and testing project was originally scheduled during spring break but was delayed by...

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Microgrid in Hawaii Provides Stability in Stages

Burns & McDonnell Summary Microgrids have the potential to serve as laboratories during the world’s ongoing transition toward a decarbonized economy. They also may have the ability to improve grid stability and resiliency in the long run, by design — an attractive feature that has become...

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Energy Storage Could Take $40B Foothold in Microgrid Sector by 2029

Power Engineering Summary A growth in microgrids will drive a major rise in energy storage capacity over the next decade, according to a new report. Guidehouse Insights (formerly Navigant Research) forecasts that cumulative capacity for new installed energy storage in microgrids is...

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Disadvantaged California Community to Host the Largest Advanced Energy Community Built on Blockchain

Emily Holbrook Summary The Energy Coalition and Community Electricity, in collaboration with UCLA and a consortium of partners, have been awarded a $9 million California Energy Commission (CEC) EPIC grant. The Bassett-Avocado Advanced Energy Community (BAAEC) is a local,...