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A New Market Pathway for Microgrids: Distribution Support Service Agreements

Press Release, August 6, 2020 White Paper Released: A New Market Pathway for Microgrids: Distribution Support Service Agreements In partnership with The Energy Foundation, the IDEA Education Foundation brings you this first white paper in the Microgrid Educational Series focused on...


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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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MRC Submits Comments on California Microgrid Proceeding

On Monday, October 21, 2019, the MRC submitted comments on the Preliminary Scoping Memo issued as a part of the California Public Utility Commission Order Instituting Rulemaking regarding Microgrids pursuant to Senate Bill 1339. In the comments, the MRC applauds the Commission's efforts to...

MRC CA Comments to Rulemaking 19-09-009.pdf


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MRC Participates in DC MEDSIS Working Group; Submits Final Report

On May 31, 2019, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) submitted its final report to the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia in the Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability (MEDSIS) effort. The MEDSIS working group process kicked off in August 2018...

MEDSIS Stakeholder Working Group Final Report v1.0.pdf


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District of Columbia Considers New Regulated Entity: The Microgrid Operator

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary A report released late last week for the nation’s capital calls for a new regulated entity known as a microgrid operator, part of the city’s far-reaching effort to modernize its electric grid. The 433-page report came out of a multi-year effort...


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Carleton College plans for carbon neutrality

This article is featured in the 2019 Winter Issue of District Energy Magazine A new geothermal district heating system will lower emissions and operating costs. Last summer, as the rumbling drill rigs repeatedly pierced the iconic ground of the grassy “Bald Spot” in the heart of...


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Science on display at the University of Kansas

This article is featured in the 2019 Winter Issue of District Energy Magazine A classroom in KU's central plant offers new student learning opportunities. T he University of Kansas (KU) in Lawrence recently completed the largest development project it had undertaken in nearly a...


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From recovery to resilience

This article was featured in the 2019 Winter Issue of District Energy Magazine Two New Orleans systems are thriving, growing and prepared for the future. In 2018, New Orleans, La., marked the 300th anniversary of its founding. A year of events honored the city’s rich history and...


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Brown University's Thermal Efficiency Project

This article was featured in the 2019 Winter Issue of District Energy Magazine The institution has charted a path to transform its aging heating system and reduce emissions. In 2008, Brown University in Providence, R.I., set an ambitious goal to reduce campus greenhouse gas...


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Update on Germany’s energy transition: Q&A with Udo Wichert

This article was featured in the Q4 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. In 2010, the German government formally adopted a plan to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by transitioning to an environmentally sound, sustainable and affordable low-carbon economy. Known as the ...