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US Government re-establishes Arctic Energy Office

Energy Live News Summary The US Government has announced the re-establishment of the Arctic Energy Office (AEO) located on the campus of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. The AEO will drive co-ordination and collaboration on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) activities in the...


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MRC Submits Notice of Ex Parte Meeting Pursuant to SB1339 in CA

On September 14, 2020, the Microgrid Resources Coalition filed a Joint Parties Notice of Ex Parte Meeting in the Order Instituting Rulemaking Regarding Microgrids Pursuant to Senate Bill 1339 and Resiliency Strategies. The ex parte meeting took place on September 9, 2020 between Advisor...

R.19-09-009 MRC Joint Parties Ex Parte Comms Notice 9.14.20.pdf


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MRC Files Comments on the Track 2 Microgrid and Resiliency Strategies Staff Proposal

On August 14, 2020, the Microgrid Resources Coalition filed comments on the Track 2 Microgrid and Resiliency Strategies Staff Proposal, Facilitating the Commercialization of Microgrids, pursuant to Senate Bill 1339. While the MRC is grateful that the Staff Proposal is beginning to acknowledge...

Comments Of MRC on the Track 2 Microgrid and Resiliency Strategies Staff Proposal, Facilitating the Commercialization of Microgrids.pdf


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MRC Submits Comments on CA Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Workshop

On July 30, 2020, the Microgrid Resources Coalition submitted comments to the California Energy Commission on the Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Workshop on Assessing the Future Role for Microgrids in California. The MRC commends the Commission for its leadership in recognizing the...

Docketed Microgrid Resources Coalition Comments on IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Mic.pdf


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25 Stakeholders Pressing California to Move Ahead with Microgrid Tariffs

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Twenty-five parties today urged California regulators to finalize microgrid tariffs by January, underscoring the need to incentivize the technology in a state now characterized by wildfires, blackouts and safety power shutoffs. In a filing...


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FERC Lowers Barriers on DERS, Paving the Way for Microgrids

On Sept 17, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order 2222 , a landmark rule that levels the playing field for participation of microgrids and aggregated distributed energy resources (DER’s) in all regional organized wholesale electricity markets, including Regional...


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Puerto Rico Approves Utility Plan with Microgrid Mandate

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary After two years of debate and planning, Puerto Rico finally appears positioned to re-create its electric grid with microgrids and renewable energy, mandated in a new utility integrated resource plan (IRP). The mandate came from the Puerto Rico...


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Pittsburgh, NETL acknowledge fifth anniversary of microgrid partnership

Pennsylvania Business Report Summary The City of Pittsburgh and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) entered into a partnership in July 2015 to upgrade the city’s energy system and implement a microgrids concept spanning nine energy districts. The city gave NETL five years to...


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Schneider Electric, Investors Push to Speed Up U.S. Microgrids

Bloomberg Green Summary Betting on growing demand to finance and support mini power plants, Schneider Electric SE said on Friday that it was partnering with investors to launch a new company focused on microgrids for small and medium-sized U.S. businesses. Investors led by Jeff Ubben...


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Schneider Electric and Huck Capital Launch ‘Energy-as-a-Service’ Microgrids for the Mass Market

Jeff St. John, GreenTech Media Summary The past decade has seen an evolution in the microgrid market aimed at bringing the benefits of emergency backup generation — and in some cases, the clean-energy value of solar and batteries — to a class of customers that can’t afford the complex, site...