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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/ 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...

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Fox Cities Festival of Lights Uses Renewable Energy

Sierra Trojan, Fox 11 News Summary The Fox Cities Festival of Lights in Harrison illuminates the night. It's a new holiday light show held at the Darboy Community Park. Powering about two-thirds of these LED bulbs is a renewable energy microgrid. "We needed power way in the back where...

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Microgrids and Neighbourhood Power Sharing Set to Transform How We Use Energy

Jess Davis, ABC News Summary The ability to transport electricity long distances transformed the way we live, bringing cheap energy to people's homes. But technological advances are causing ruptures in the traditional power grid and changing the way energy is produced and shared. ...

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Montgomery County, Maryland's Microgrids are a Smart Solution to Improved Resilience

Eric Coffman, Montgomery County Government Read the Full Article #MRCNews #Microgrids #Maryland #MontgomeryCountyGovernment

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Will New Jersey Lawmakers Step Up for Microgrids Before the Next Disaster?

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary As New Jersey prepares for a second round of funding for town center microgrids, some worry that the microgrids may never see the light of day. The problem? The projects need an infusion of private money to go forward. But state rules make it difficult...