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New $17.6B plan would rebuild Puerto Rico's grid with renewables, DERs

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary An impressive list of utilities and groups have developed a $17.6 billion plan to rebuild Puerto Rico's electric distribution system, including a focus on resilience to withstand future storms and the inclusion of modern grid technologies and control...

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DOE identifies possible microgrid opportunities in Puerto Rico

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Credit U.S. Department of Defense Summary The U.S. Department of Energy has identified 200 potential microgrid sites in Puerto Rico, as part of an effort to rebuild and modernize the island’s devastated electricity system. Bruce Walker, assistant...

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Arensis Off-Grid Power System Delivered to Victims of Hurricane Maria Lacking Electricity in Remote Areas of Puerto Rico

Press Release, Business Wire Biomass Conversion System and Engineering Staff Provided by Arensis to Turn Fallen Trees and Hurricane Debris into Distributed Energy Until Power is Restored to the Community LOS ANGELES--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Arensis, an international provider of distributed...

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A trio of storms could mean grid modernization in hard-hit areas

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary Florida, Puerto Rico and Texas all have an opportunity to reassess their power system. When Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to millions of Northeast residents in 2012, it forced a reckoning for the electric power industry. Utilities began investing...

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Puerto Rico needs microgrids and private buy-in for reliable energy

Scott Sklar, The Hill Summary Since one of the most devastating hurricanes hit Puerto Rico, power has been out on the island and may not be back online for months. Additionally, cell phone service is virtually not existent. For this island of 3.7 million U.S. citizens, while they cope to get...

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Schneider Electric Kicks Off $7 Million Energy Project with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to Improve Efficiency and Sustainability of Medical Center

Press Release, PRWeb May 11, 2017 ANDOVER, MASS. (PRWEB) MAY 11, 2017 Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced it will implement more than $7 million in infrastructure upgrades at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical...