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Military Microgrid at Twentynine Palms Set to Undergo Expansion

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary A 10-MW military microgrid in the California city Twentynine Palms is set to undergo a $7.8 million expansion as part of long-term plan to achieve energy independence. Solar installation at MCAGCC Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center’s (MCAGCC)...


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Powered by Partnership: Procter & Gamble and Constellation Complete 50-Megawatt Renewable Energy Plant

Press Release, Business Wire ALBANY, Ga.--The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) and Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), today announced the completion of a 50-megawatt biomass-fueled combined heat and power plant located at one of P&G’s largest U.S....


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Who Uses Microgrids and Why?

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary A range of businesses and institutions now use microgrids to boost electric reliability, green their energy supply, lower costs, improve efficiency and better serve customers or the local citizenry. As the fledgling microgrid industry matures, the...


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Ameresco Peaking Plant Under Construction in the Philadelphia Navy Yard

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge August 8, 2017 Summary Ameresco, a member of IDEA, has begun work on a 6-MW natural gas-fired peaking plant that will anchor one of the largest private microgrids in the United States, which is located at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of...


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BAE Starts Cogeneration Facility Construction at UK Naval Base

Ramona Adams, ExecutiveBiz August 7, 2017 Summary BAE Systems has started to build a combined heat and power plant at Portsmouth Naval Base in the U.K. in an effort to help the British defense ministry recycle energy, reduce carbon footprint and save as much as $5 million in energy costs. ...


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Microgrid Controllers: Expanding Their Role and Evaluating Their Performance

Arindam Maitra, Annabelle Pratt, Tanguy Hubert, Dean Weng, Kumaraguru Prabakar, Rachna Handa, Murali Baggu, and Mark McGranaghan, IEEE Power & Energy Magazine July/August 2017 Summary Microgrids have long been deployed to provide power to customers in remote areas as well as critical...

IEEE Power Energy_Expanding Role and Performance (002).pdf


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Microgrids and Long Duration Energy Storage: Case Studies from the Field

Summary This presentation focued on the drivers for energy storage in microgrid development, drawing on case studies of UET’s advanced vanadium flow battery systems (VRB) recently deployed at sites for Los Positas College, Avista Utilities and other military and government customers who are...

3. Carr - Microgrids and Long Duration Energy Storage.pdf


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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Microgrid

Summary Ameresco partnered with the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to implement an advanced microgrid capable of seamlessly islanding from the grid. The combined heat and power (CHP) plant, designed, built, operated and maintained by Ameresco, generates 11MWe of power and 510,000lb/hr. of high...

2. Redden - Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Microgrid.pdf


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CHP Packaged Systems: A Growing Trend

Summary The EPA CHP Partnership has added a new chapter on packaged CHP systems in the Catalog of CHP Technologies to reflect a growing trend and interest in such systems. Packaged systems, primarily being used in the commercial and institutional sectors, present a simplified system design,...

3B.2_Naik Dhungel.pdf


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Integrating Cogeneration Into a Historic Army Proving Ground

Summary Aberdeen Proving Ground, a US Army Facility founded in 1917, planned to retire a local steam incinerator. In need of 95,000 pph of 350 psig steam generation, the Army sought a sustainable solution through an Energy Savings Performance Contract with Johnson Controls. JCI retained...

1B.2_Nyquist.pdf