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Microgrids Analysis and Case Studies Report

Peter Asmus, Adam Forni, Laura Vogel, Navigant Consulting Microgrid Analysis and Case Studies Report California, North America, and Global Case Studies Energy Research and Development Division, Final Project Report California Energy Commission, August 2018 The California Energy Commission...

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California Opens $1B in Efficiency Funding to Electrification

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary California regulators on Thursday updated a decades-old energy policy to allow the state's $1 billion annual budget for energy efficiency to be directed toward building electrification efforts, giving a boost to the state's move away from natural gas. The...


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Initiatives in Hawaii & California and Opportunities for Third Party Microgrids

Track: Microgrids for Enhanced Resiliency Workshop Speaker Allie Detrio, Engie #ConferenceProceeding #AnnualConference #2019 #Workshop #Microgrids #ENGIE #PolicyandRegulation #California #Hawaii

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Lessons Learned from California's Pioneering Microgrids

Justin Gerdes, GreenTechMedia Summary Four years ago California funded seven microgrid demonstration projects, from fire stations to a college campus. How have they performed, and what do they say about the future? California is several years into a push to help commercialize microgrids in...


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Cities can follow Stanford's energy makeover to cut emissions of carbon dioxide affordably, new study finds

Vincent Xia, Stanford News Summary Over the past several years, Stanford transformed its energy infrastructure by electrifying its heating system, replacing its gas-fired power plant with grid power, creating a unique system to recover heat, building massive tanks to store hot and cold water,...

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New Southern California Sales Engineer Added to the Nationwide Boiler Team

Press Release Fremont, California, April 5, 2019…….Nationwide Boiler Inc., total solutions provider for rental boilers, new and used boilers, emissions control systems, and controls integration, recently appointed Rich Winfield to the position of Outside Sales Engineer, Southern California...

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COC One Step Closer to Energy independence After $3M Award

College of the Canyons, SCVNews.com Summary College of the Canyons has been awarded $3 million by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to upgrade its existing fuel cell technology system, bringing the college one step closer to energy independence. One of only three...


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How PG&E Overlooked Wildfire Risks in Favor of Its Bottom Line

Ivan Penn, Peter Eavis and James Glanz, The New York Times Summary Tower 27/222 looms almost 100 feet tall in the Sierra Nevada foothills, a hunk of steel that has endured through 18 United States presidents. The transmission lines that it supports keep electricity flowing to much of...


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California gas network taps into dairy RNG

Bioenergy Insight Summary Both US-based natural gas provider Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and biogas producer Calgren announced that renewable natural gas (RNG) from Calgren’s dairy anaerobic digester is being injected into SoCalGas’ pipeline network. According to the release, the...


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A PG&E bankruptcy timeline: The road to Chapter 11 and beyond

Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive Summary When Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) raised the specter of bankruptcy earlier this summer, the investor-owned utility expected extensive charges related to liabilities from wildfires in 2017 and earlier, which were still being assessed and challenged...