Community Microgrids

A collection of white papers on Community Microgrids
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California Dream Comes True: New Microgrid Community Attracts DOE Secretary Visit

Feb. 28, 2024
Those partnering with KB Home in the “Connected Communities” project include Schneider Electric, project lead SunPower, electric utility Southern California Edison (SCE) and the...

Only through Standardization Can Microgrids Accelerate the Energy Transition

Jan. 18, 2024
Jana Gerber, North America microgrid president at Schneider Electric discusses how standardizing microgrids will accelerate the energy transition.
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Johannesburg City Utility Nearing Completion of New Microgrid in South Africa

Feb. 27, 2024
The 1-MW solar plus storage microgrid will provide power to around 500 homes in Alexandra, a suburb of the capital city.
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On a Wing and a Prayer: Funding Microgrids for Low-Income Communities

Feb. 26, 2024
Interest in community microgrids is growing for low-income communities that want energy independence. But funding obstacles and utilities’ focus on owning microgrids are slowing...
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Going Wild for Renewables: Cincinnati Zoo Breaks Ground on New Solar Plus Storage Microgrid

Feb. 21, 2024
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in Ohio has broken ground on a 2.8-MW solar plus storage microgrid. When combined with an existing 1.56-MW solar array, two-thirds of the...

With Bushfires, Floods and Unreliable Electricity, Australia Could Benefit from Microgrids, But Challenges Stand in the Way

Feb. 19, 2024
For remote and rural communities in Australia, extreme weather has sparked a need for resilience. A study of 25 microgrid projects reveals the challenges to microgrid deployment...

SDG&E Unveils Four New Microgrids to Support Mission Critical Sites

Feb. 14, 2024
All four San Diego Gas & Electric microgrids can operate independently and in tandem with the regional grid. The battery storage installations are connected across four substations...
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Battle Cry from Intersolar: The Ironclad Argument Reinforcing the Strengths of Microgrids, DERs in the Energy Revolution

Jan. 23, 2024
Thousands gathered to reaffirm a common allegiance to advance the clean power generation cause, and most reveled in the chance to connect environmental, humanitarian and business...
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Today is the Day: Nominations Deadline for the MGK Greater Good Awards

Jan. 22, 2024
The awards recognize operational projects which serve a clear societal need and improve the human condition. Applications should demonstrate how these goals are being achieved...