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Frostburg State University awarded Resilient Maryland grant

The Garrett County Republican Summary Frostburg State University has been awarded an inaugural Resilient Maryland pilot grant of $100,000 from the Maryland Energy Administration to plan a campus-scale microgrid that will bolster campus energy resilience, further sustainability goals and...


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D.C. Regulators Advance Efforts to Develop Microgrid Regulatory Framework

Summary On July 27, the District of Columbia Public Service Commission issued a notice seeking stakeholder input to develop a regulatory framework for microgrids. The measure is part of PowerPath DC, which was launched last August to advance the next phase of the commission’s grid...


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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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San Diego Gas & Electric Will Upgrade Borrego Springs Electrical Microgrid

Times of San Diego Summary San Diego Gas & Electric will use a $4.5 million federal grant to upgrade the Borrego Springs microgrid with new technology so it can operate on completely clean energy, the utility announced Friday. The grant, from the U.S. Department of...


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Siemens Seeks To Optimize Microgrid Solutions With New Building Management System Integration

Clean Technica Summary Siemens is pushing into microgrid development with news of the launch of a new microgrid test bed at its New Jersey R&D facility. The Siemens Advanced Microgrid Research and Demonstration Lab will work to integrate more traditional power generation, storage, and...


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DC regulators consider 'light touch' when it comes to microgrid rules

Utility Dive Summary The district is aiming to deliver 100% renewable energy by 2032, and observers say microgrids will be a key strategy. Regulators have indicated they want to ensure their approach does not dissuade development, while still addressing key issues of safety and consumer...


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Siemens deploys its first microgrid in the Middle East at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman

Zawya Summary Siemens will provide equipment and software for a microgrid at Sultan Qaboos University ( SQU ) that will improve power supply reliability and lower costs by combining electricity from solar, wind and battery storage. The microgrid at SQU is the first deployment of...


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Gillette Stadium Turns to Energy Efficient Servers to Reduce Annual CO2 Output

Environment + Energy Leader Summary More clean energy solutions have been added to power Gillette Stadium, this time with the introduction of fuel cell technology for energy servers . Gillette Stadium is home to the New England Patriots and New England Revolution. The stadium has...


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Massachusetts Sees Shared Microgrids As Way To Boost Resilience, Cut Emissions

Sarah Shemkus, Energy News Network Summary A state program has helped dozens of Massachusetts organizations explore the potential costs and benefits of pooling energy resources with their neighbors. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center awarded grants to study the feasibility of 14...


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Gas, Solar Will Power Pittsburgh Airport Microgrid

POWER Summary A microgrid project pairing natural gas with solar power is taking shape at Pittsburgh International Airport, with the installation expected to be the primary source of electricity for the property by the summer of 2021. Construction of the microgrid began a few weeks ago...