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New Paltz—NY Prize Awards 83 Communities Considering Microgrids

NY-PrizeNY Prize stage 1 community grid projects

The sleepy college town of New Paltz, New York, may be headed for big energy changes. The New York Prize Community Grid competition awarded New Paltz, along with 82 other communities, $100,000 for microgrid feasibility assessments in the NY Prize Stage I project. The New Paltz project’s final Stage I report is available on the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) website. The $40 million NY Prize is a three-stage […]

Remote Utility Projects Fuel 2GW Rise in Global Microgrid Capacity


Navigant Research added nearly 1,600 microgrid projects with a combined generation capacity of 15 gigawatts (GW) to its 2Q Microgrid Tracker, an indication of the extent and degree to which stakeholders are turning to distributed zero- and low-emissions microgrids enhance energy security, reliability, efficiency and resiliency and reduce power sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.