In the United States, where minimalism and simplicity aren’t always a system’s determining factors, microgrid technology has made possible many groundbreaking projects that could lead to new models for off-grid power generation, distribution, and storage. These include everything from corporate campus microgrids to energy-plus-storage systems for multi-family affordable housing projects.
Phase II offers $8 million for local communities to develop engineering design and business plans for clean, resilient energy networks Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the next phase of the $40 million NY Prize microgrid competition which seeks to modernize New York State’s electric grid, help communities reduce costs, and promote clean energy. The next round of funding will provide $8 million in awards for engineering designs and business plans for community […]
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 […]
New York University (NYU) has announced the completion of its new, natural gas-fired cogeneration plant, which will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 23% compared to its 30 year-old, oil-fired CHP predecessor. Today’s resources and news stories: NYU uses new CHP to meet climate goal early