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Kentucky has guide to achieve energy resilience in emergencies

Kentucky Today Summary Kentucky has suffered through several natural disasters in recent months so the state has announced a new tool to prepare for potential energy disruptions that can significantly impact critical services, such as hospitals, fire stations, water treatment plants, and...

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Deakin University’s enterprising plans for its new microgrid

pv magazine Summary The new microgrid installed at Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus isn’t just a means to power itself renewably (though it is, of course, also that), it’s living laboratory – a chance to model, test, and optimise what’s possible with power. “We have 6,000...

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Schneider Electric, Citizens Energy Announce Construction of Microgrid for Daughters of Mary Campus

Business Wire Summary Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and Citizens Energy Corporation, a Boston-based non-profit energy company, announced the start of construction of their first joint resiliency project to deploy an...

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Banking on ‘green’ for energy independence

Juneau Empire Summary With the aim of increasing the state’s energy independence, Gov. Mike Dunleavy introduced a bill last week that would create a so-called “green bank” to help fund sustainable energy projects in the state. Alaska has similar investment programs for other industries,...

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Microgrids Meeting Tomorrow w/Michigan Public Service Commission features IDEA Members

IDEA has been supporting the Michigan Public Service Commission as they explore potential for integration of new technologies and business models for energy. Many weeks ago, we circulated the request for information and expert insights among MRC members. Eaton Corporation immediately...

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FEMA OKs $4.4 Million for First Phase Of Microgrid, Battery Project

The St. Thomas Source Summary The first phase of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority’s plan to develop an 18-megawatt electrical microgrid, complete with a battery storage system, for the west end of St. Croix has received an initial wave of federal funding. The monies will cover...

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Cobb EMC reaffirms clean energy goals

Yahoo! News Summary Over the last decade, Cobb EMC has been investing in smart, renewable energy technology for its members and is on schedule to attain its clean energy goals by 2030. The installation of rooftop solar panels on campus, the completion of a Solar Flower Garden...

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Arvin potato plant orders Kern's first microgrid to boost energy resiliency, efficiency

Yahoo! News Summary Microgrid technology promising greater energy flexibility and independence arrived in Kern Wednesday with the start of construction on an integrated power generation and storage system at an 1,100-employee ag facility in Arvin. The 5-megawatt solar, natural gas and...

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Sunrise brief: California approves electric microgrid program for vulnerable communities

pv magazine Summary The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved a microgrid plan for Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to support local governments and tribes and provide resiliency in the event of utility outages. One-time matching funds of up to $27 million...

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A remote village on Puerto Rico gains a solar-based microgrid

pv magazine Summary A rural village in a mountainous part of Puerto Rico was selected to receive support for a solar energy microgrid project, part of an initiative led by The Solar Foundation and Pathstone Corp. The project will include solar energy and battery storage for businesses that...