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Illinois marijuana growers will face energy efficiency and reporting rules

David Thill, Energy News Network Summary The state law seeks to avoid blackouts and other grid problems when its marijuana law takes effect Jan. 1. When Illinois’ new law legalizing recreational marijuana takes effect Jan. 1, growers will face some of the strongest energy efficiency and...


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Electric Power Supply Association: PJM Policy to Add $5.7B Cost to Capacity Market? We Don't Think So

Electric Power Supply Association Summary WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- The Electric Power Supply Association issued the following news release: Utility Dive recently published an article highlighting an August 2019 analysis released by Grid Strategies that found a strong application of the minimum...


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Driving Resiliency Through Your Organization's Energy Infrastructure

Ameresco Summary Leaders in large corporations, government agencies, and other organizations face numerous challenges in running their day-to-day operations. For them, energy – the lifeblood of many organizations – has historically been seen as reliable, and occasional power outages considered...

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Using Electricity at Different Times of Day Could Save Us Billions of Dollars

David Roberts, Vox Summary For most of the 100-plus years that the electricity grid has been around, grid managers had control over the supply of power but not the demand for it. Like the weather, or the tides, electricity consumption could be reasonably well predicted , but it couldn’t be...


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New Jersey Prepares for Second Round of Microgrid Funding

Lisa Cohn, Microgrid Knowledge Summary New Jersey expects to begin accepting applications in November for its second round of microgrid funding, part of a program that already has 13 towns studying the feasibility of microgrids. As a precursor, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities plans...


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Microgrid Deployments Not Driven By Natural Disasters: WoodMac

Max Witynski, UtilityDive Summary A new study from energy research and consulting firm Wood Mackenzie suggests that individual natural disasters may not be a primary motivator for microgrid deployments, in spite of the extreme-weather reliability benefits offered by the technology, Greentech...


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Connecticut Supercharges Plan for World's Largest Fuel Cell Microgrid at $1 Billion Data Center

Andrew Burger, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Connecticut has supercharged development of a 20-MW fuel cell microgrid — part of a $1 billion data center project in New Britain — with a 10-year, $55.2 million sales and use tax exemption. EIP Investments intends to build a microgrid spanning 45...


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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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Tecogen Sells Microgrid System to New York Nursing Home

Accesswire Summary Tecogen Inc. ( TGEN ), a clean energy company providing ultra-efficient, clean, natural gas-powered on-site power, heating, and cooling equipment, is pleased to announce the turnkey sale of a 375 kW microgrid enabled cogeneration system for a nursing home located in...


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House Passes $1.3B for Community Climate Resiliency Projects

Wicked Local Burlington Summary Significant investments to come to Bedford and Burlington through advancements in the microgrid, electric vehicles and energy storage projects As climate change becomes a larger concern at the local-level, State Rep. Ken Gordon, D-Bedford, joined his...