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Climate resiliency bill sponsor to hike bond to $5.5B

POLITICO Pro Summary Sen. Ben Allen plans to boost the value of his climate resiliency bond from $4.2 billion to $5.5 billion, according to amendments obtained by POLITICO and slated for introduction Friday. The Santa Monica Democrat's CA SB45 (19R) , being heard in the Senate...


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Noresco Wins Contract for Onsite Power Generation at Kadena Air Base

Airforce Technology Summary Infrastructure solutions provider Noresco has secured a contract to implement 10MW of onsite power generation at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, to improve mission-critical energy resiliency. Kadena Air Base is home to the US Air Force’s largest...


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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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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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New Jersey Seeks Feedback this Week on Town Center Microgrid Funding

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary New Jersey regulators seek feedback by Dec. 13, 2019 on the second phase of the town center microgrid program, which will allot $4 million for project design. Two years ago, in the program’s first phase, the Board of Public Utilities distributed $2...


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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...