MGN Weekly: Haiti Solar-Storage RFP, Manhattan Microgrid, and more — April 27, 2017

MGN Weekly: Haiti RFP, Hudson Yards Microgrid, and more — April 27, 2017

USTDA promotes RFP for Haiti solar-storage microgrids

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is promoting a Request for Proposals (RFP) to U.S. companies to design, build, and install hybrid solar PV and energy storage microgrid generation systems in Haiti. The RFP is being run by EarthSpark International – a small-scale clean energy product distributor that focuses in Haiti. It calls for a solar-storage microgrid in Tilburon, on the coast of the country. It also calls for additional microgrids in two other towns located on Haiti’s southern peninsula. The deadline for proposals is May 22, 2017, at 5:00 pm EST.

Haiti RFP Hudson Yards MicrogridWest Side Story: Microgrid Powers Hudson Yards Project 

Hudson Yards is Manhattan’s newest West Side neighborhood, bringing to the underutilized side of the city an unprecedented combination of luxury retail, restaurant experiences, energy-efficient residences and technologically advanced commercial office space. Superstorm Sandy hit during construction, validating the need to build a microgrid to allow the neighborhood to run independently from Con Ed in an emergency.  This is the first time the utility has allowed a commercial property to break from the grid without manual intervention.  This first-of-its-kind microgrid, including two cogeneration plants, will generate electricity and hot and chilled water for the neighborhood with more than twice the efficiency of conventional sources.

Greece’s 1st Battery Storage System Under Way in the Aegean Sea

The island of Tilos in Greece’s Aegean Sea is going to host the country’s first renewable energy plus battery storage system. The island is soon to host Greece’s first ever battery storage system and smart microgrid based on renewable energy. The battery project in Tilos will be part of a microgrid system that also comprises wind and solar PV facilities, along with demand side management (DSM) aspects and control system hardware and software.


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