Community Microgrids

A collection of white papers on Community Microgrids

New York State of Mind: Acadia Energy, Alternus Partnering to Develop Upstate Microgrid Fleet

April 8, 2024
Alternus and Acadia are teaming up with the goal of developing and operating 200 MW in future microgrid capacity across New York. The partnership sets its sights on the next two...

Exploring the Potential of Community Microgrids Through Three Innovative Case Studies

April 8, 2024
Community microgrids represent a burgeoning solution to meet the energy needs of localized areas and regions. These microgrids are clusters of interconnected energy resources,...
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A Vision for E-Mobility Hubs Plus Microgrid-Supported Resilience Centers in Underserved Neighborhoods

March 15, 2024
Sacramento air quality agency envisions pairing e-mobility hubs with resilience hubs in disadvantaged communities.
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Going Wild for Renewables: Cincinnati Zoo Breaks Ground on New Solar Plus Storage Microgrid

March 14, 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...
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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...
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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...

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...