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Maryland: Despite Setbacks, Maryland Powers Through with Microgrids and Clean Energy Jobs

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Last week, the Maryland legislature passed the Clean Energy Jobs act, overriding a veto last year by Governor Larry Hogan. Also in 2016, the state’s Public Service Commission made news when it rejected utility microgrids. In positive microgrid news, last week’s jobs bill passage comes alongside the announcement of two advanced Maryland microgrids announced by the state’s Montgomery County. The just-passed act increases the state’s renewable portfolio standard to 25% by 2020 — […]

Microgrid Progress, Predictions for the New Year & more Microgrid News Highlights — December 16, 2016

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Microgrid News Highlights — December 16,  2016 With Big Gains in Q3, Energy Storage Market Set to Finish Strong in 2016 Corporate investment in energy storage nearly hit $660 million in the third quarter, a five-fold increase from third quarter 2015. The all-time high mark in investments is an indication that more and more companies are entering the energy storage space. Global Microgrid Installations Pass 2 GW Milestone The U.S. and Asia are […]

Multi-stakeholder Microgrid Ownership Model Provides ‘Win-win-win’ Solution

multi-stakeholder-microgridsPartnering between community, government, and industry helps piece together an affordable, sustainable microgrid puzzle.

Public-private partnerships, multi-stakeholder microgrid ownership, public-purpose financing, cooperative ownership, microgrid-as-a-service (MaaS)… It’s fitting that there are multiple monikers for a multi-benefit microgrid financing tool in which ownership is split between several entities. The multi-stakeholder microgrid ownership model challenges the often prohibitive private sector financing models that may disregard the public service microgrids can provide. Owners, partners, and stakeholders may include citizens, small businesses, tech services providers, utility companies, and government entities. This small but growing […]