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Tesla is making plug-and-play microgrids with a wide range of applications

Electrek Summary A top Tesla executive in its energy division released more information about Tesla’s effort to deliver plug-and-play microgrids with a wide range of applications. Earlier this week, we reported on a new comment from Michael Snyder, director of engineering and construction,...


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NJ Transit Swaps Out Natural Gas Plant for Cleaner Microgrid

Engineering News-Record Summary NJ Transit has cancelled a long-running plan to build a 140-MW, estimated $546-million natural gas power plant in the New Jersey Meadowlands intended to provide power backup in a heavily traveled rail corridor near New York City, instead announcing it will...


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New Honors Class Inspires Renewable Energy Research

UMass Lowell Summary A new honors seminar, The Science of Energy, is inspiring students from a wide range of majors to get involved in research into renewable energy, in Haiti and on campus. Brendon Aylaian is an honors business management major who took the class with ...


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IKEA Adelaide’s Solar + Storage Microgrid Project Progressing

Solarquotes Blog Summary The first solar panels have been lifted on to the rooftop of IKEA’s retail outlet in Adelaide as part of a major solar power + battery storage microgrid project at the site. The 14,370 sq metre rooftop will host 1.2MW of solar power capacity, and a 3.4MWh battery...


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MRC Files Reply Comments on the Track 2 Microgrid and Resiliency Strategies Staff Proposal

On August 28, 2020, the Microgrid Resources Coalition filed reply comments on the Track 2 Microgrid and Resiliency Strategies Staff Proposal, Facilitating the Commercialization of Microgrids, pursuant to Senate Bill 1339. In the reply comments, the MRC reinforced the need for the Commission...

MRC CPUC Reply to Track 2 Comments 8.28.20.pdf


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Concentric to Build 35-MW Microgrid in California with Innovative Wholesale Power Agreement

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Concentric Power has struck a deal to build a 35-MW microgrid project in Gonzales, California that will operate under an unusual wholesale power agreement that involves a municipal utility, a local electric authority and retail customers. ...


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Schneider Electric Names Lance Haines Microgrid CTO in North America

PR Newswire Summary Schneider Electric , the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced that Lance Haines will assume the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the company's Microgrid segment in North America , driving...


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Microgrids Increase Reliability, Resiliency

Power Summary Increasing the reliability and resiliency of the electricity supply is a focus of today’s power generation industry. In concert with that, more and more utilities, companies, and institutions are establishing internal clean energy goals, wanting to reduce their carbon footprint...


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Massachusetts City Plans “Microgrid without Borders”

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary As energy democracy and social justice increasingly drive energy planning, Chelsea, Massachusetts hopes to become a model for how it’s done by developing a ‘microgrid without borders.’ Community and climate activists, city officials and energy...


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Santa Barbara Unified School District approves large portfolio of solar microgrid projects

Solar Power World Summary In a big win for clean local energy and resilience in the Santa Barbara region, the Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD) Board unanimously voted last week to proceed with Solar Microgrid projects throughout the District, along with additional standalone...