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Nonprofit Coalition Urges State Leaders to Prioritize Community Energy Resiliency in COVID-19 Recovery

PRESS RELEASE (Sacramento, CA) — In a letter sent to Governor Newsom and state leaders, a coalition of 18 California nonprofit organizations urged state policymakers to emphasize community energy resilience as part of state strategy to address COVID-19 recovery and prepare for future power...

CommunityEnergyResilience_CleanEnergyCoalitionLetter_061120.pdf


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Microgrids for a More Resilient California: Key legislation and outlook for regulatory evolution

Summary Against the backdrop of uncertainty caused by COVID-19, legislators and regulators in the state of California continue to advance policies intended to enhance community resiliency, strengthen infrastructure and reduce carbon emissions. Following the framework set by SB 1339, the...

MRC Webinar Microgrid Policy Legislation in California_FINAL.pdf


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MRC Authors Letter in Support of CA Microgrid Bill

On April 30, 2020, the MRC authored a letter in support of Senator Stern's SB1215 bill, which will create the Local Government Deenergization Event Resiliency Program that allocates funding for public agency microgrids. This bill provides the "seed money" for local governments and critical...

SB 1215 Support Letter MRC 4.30.20 sign.pdf


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MRC Submits Comments on Hawaiian Electric's Transmittal of a Draft Microgrid Services Tariff

On April 27, 2020, the MRC submitted comments on Hawaiian Electric's Transmittal of a Draft Microgrid Services Tariff. The MRC supports the Commission's efforts to develop a tariff that responds to the unique capabilities and characteristics of microgrids, and has participated in a working...

MRC Comments to Hawaiian Electric's Transmittel of a draft Microgrid Services Tariff.pdf


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MRC Submits Reply Comments on CA Microgrid and Resiliency Strategies Staff Proposal

On February 6, 2020, the MRC submitted reply comments to the California PUC in response to comments from the industry on the Track 1 Microgrid and Resiliency Strategies Staff Proposal issued as part of the California PUC proceeding instituted in its Order Instituting Rulemaking Regarding...

MRC Reply Comments on Track 1 Microgrid and Resiliency Strategies Staff Proposal.pdf


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MRC Submits Comments on CA Microgrid and Resiliency Strategies Staff Proposal

On January 30, 2020, the Microgrid Resources Coalition submitted comments on the Track 1 Microgrid and Resiliency Strategies Staff Proposal issued as part of the California PUC proceeding instituted in its Order Instituting Rulemaking Regarding Microgrids Pursuant to Senate Bill 1339. In the...

MRC Comments on Track 1 Microgrid and Resiliency Strategies Staff Proposal_FINAL.pdf


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MRC Supports NY Assembly Bill A8240-A

On March 8, 2020, the Microgrid Resources Coalition submitted a memorandum in support of NY Assembly Bill A8240-A, which seeks to encourage the development of resilient, behind the meter, distributed energy resource projects that will ensure uninterrupted electric power at facilities that...

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Senator Stern Introduces Senate Bill No. 1215 in Support of Microgrids

On February 20, 2020, Senator Stern (D-CA) introduced Senate Bill 1215, which would establish the Local Government Deenergization Event Resiliency Fund. The bill would also require Cal Office of Emergency Services to create and manage a statewide database of critical facilities and...

SB 1215 OES Funding for Microgirds and more Introduced 022020.pdf


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Policies to Accelerate Development of Microgrid Projects

Summary Overview of MRC activities to support and streamline microgrid project development & finance. Update on MRC activities in Hawaii and California: Adopting microgrid tariffs, removing departing load charges, creating rational standby charges Track: Microgrid Workshop ...

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MRC Participates in California PUC Microgrid Workshop

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, the Microgrid Resources Coalition participated in and presented at the California Public Utilities Commission R. 19-09-009 Microgrid Workshop in San Francisco California. The MRC outlined the immediate, near term, and long term solutions that California can deploy...

MRC CPUC Workshop Slides 12.12.19.pdf