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5 Most Critical Energy Policies Needed to End Rural Energy Poverty

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Power for All report recommendations include licensing procedures for microgrid operators, distributed renewable energy focus A report released this week by Power for All identifies the five most critical national energy policies required to end rural energy poverty for 1 billion people living in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The report, titled “Decentralized Renewables: From Promise to Progress,” outlines steps governments can take to implement those policies, particularly the integration of distributed renewable […]

Catch Up on the Latest Microgrid News Highlights – November 21, 2016

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Microgrid News Highlights — November 21,  2016   Connecticut approves $30 million for projects to strengthen electric grid Last week, state Bond Commission approved the funding for an expansion of Connecticut’s microgrid program. Joel Gordes, a West Hartford-based energy consultant, said the state needs to sustain its microgrid program in order to assure the security of its residents and businesses. “The denial of service attacks you saw with some websites are something to […]

Catch Up on the Latest Microgrid Industry News! November 15, 2016

Microgrid Industry News — November 15,  2016 New President, New Congress: How Policymakers Can Fix America’s Electricity Infrastructure With a new president and Congress taking office in January, legislation to address America’s deteriorating infrastructure will likely be debated. High on their list of priorities should be new policies encouraging private-sector investment and innovation in the electricity sector, particularly in microgrids and smart meters. Connecticut Governor Advances Commitment to Storm Resiliency with Funding for […]

US Senate Recognizes Hybrid Microgrids as Part of Energy Modernization Act

Microgrids at Corner of Energy and Economics

The US Senate passed a bipartisan “Energy Modernization Act” last week. Despite its many shortcomings (Katie Herzog, writing for Grist, describes the bill as an “…energy modernization bill that would have been modern in 1980”), the bill has one feature particularly noteworthy for those of us in the microgrid world – it explicitly calls out microgrids as part of the future US energy solution, for both basic electricity delivery in remote communities and […]

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Microgrid community coming to California, Gargantuan Turbines, and Thin Films

First Micro-Grid, Distributed Energy Resource Community Coming to California As the first private commercial micro-grid project of its kind in California, the project, called 2500 R Street, will enable homeowners to achieve net zero energy efficiency at an unprecedented rate of affordability. At the same time, utilities will gain the ability to dispatch and control their renewable resources discretely or in aggregate; improving utility transmission and distribution, deferring capital asset investment, improving grid […]