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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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MRC Supports Emory University's Efforts to Install a Grid-Connected Microgrid

On Thursday, April 25, 2019, MRC Board members Edward (Ted) Borer of Princeton University and Joan Kowal of Emory University submitted testimony to the Georgia Public Service Commission in support of Emory's efforts to partner with Georgia Power to implement a microgrid that will enhance Emory's...

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MRC Submits Reply Comments in Hawaii Microgrid Docket

On March 11, 2019, the MRC submitted a supplemental reply brief to the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Hawaii in the proceeding to investigate establishment of a microgrid services tariff. The MRC submitted an independent reply as well as a Joint Reply Brief with several other...

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MRC Submits Comments in Hawaii Microgrid Docket

On February 8, 2019, the MRC responded to preliminary questions in the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission proceeding investigating establishment of a microgrid services tariff. In the filing, the MRC outlines their support of the Commission's efforts to develop a tariff that responds to the...

Hawaii Microgrid Opening Brief of the MRC 2.8.19.pdf


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Climate Change Is Already Hurting U.S. Communities, Federal Report Says

Rebecca Hersher, NPR Summary Residences leveled by the Camp Fire line a cul-de-sac in Paradise, Calif., earlier this month. A massive federal report says climate change is contributing to larger wildfires as well as other deadly extreme weather. Photo: Noah Berger/AP Climate change is...


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Driving Innovation through State Energy Programs

Summary This presentation will highlight lessons learned, successes, and hurdles the State of Maryland experienced in designing and implementing its Combined Heat and Power Program, Demand Response program, and energy storage programs. Further, it will take a deeper dive into how to structure...

3A.1_Spangler.pdf


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Sweden's sustainable cities a lesson for Australia

Georgia Clark, Government News Summary The involvement of local government has been essential to Swedish city’s remarkable carbon emissions reduction success, experts say. It calls itself “the greenest city in Europe.” Växjö, a city in southern Sweden’s Kronoberg County, achieved a...


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California Gov. Brown Signs Microgrid Bill into Law

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Photo of Gov. Jerry Brown courtesy of California.gov newsroom California Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday signed into law a microgrid bill (SB 1339) that is expected to boost project development in the state and perhaps nationally. Sponsored by Sen....


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PUC Ruling: Burlington District Heating System Would Not Need State Permit

Howard Weiss-Tisman, Vermont Public Radio The Public Utility Commission says Burlington would not need a state permit to operate a district heating system that uses steam and heat from the McNeil Plant. Credit: National Renewable Energy Laboratory / Associated Press Summary If Burlington...


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Massachusetts Lawmakers Pass Bill That Opens New Prospects for Microgrids

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Energy insiders see the emergence of new microgrid opportunities in Massachusetts from clean energy legislation passed last week and now awaiting the signature of Gov. Charlie Baker. An Act to Advance Clean Energy ( H.4857 ) won unanimous Senate...