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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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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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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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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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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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Tough Summer for the Power Grid. But the Microgrids are Working

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Severe heat and storms across the US this summer have strained the electric grid and caused extensive power outages. But the microgrids are working. Consider what happened on July 20 in northeast and north central Wisconsin when a thunderstorm knocked...


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When Your Campus Microgrid Works So Well No One Notices

Lisa Cohn, Microgrid Knowledge Summary You know you’ve done something right when your new campus microgrid islands so seamlessly that you don’t even know it happened. That’s what occurred in February, in response to a communications glitch, at Montclair State University (MSU) , the second...


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An Island Forms in New Jersey

Montclair State University Summary As the new school year approaches, Montclair State University students will experience a powerful new addition. Montclair State is the first university in New Jersey with an innovative Microgrid that can function independently and generate its own power,...