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It Takes a Mega-Village: New Residential VPP Company Launches

May 9, 2024
First announced in December 2023, Renew Home was created as a result of the merger of Google Nest’s Renew and OhmConnect, along with a $100 million investment from majority owner...

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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In this Disadvantaged Community, a Proposed Bidirectional School Bus, Microgrid and Resilience Center – and Many Challenges

April 15, 2024
Bidirectional school buses are new to schools. That’s creating many learning opportunities for the partners proposing the Wy’East Community Resilience Project, which aims to use...

California Energy Commission Awards $3M Grant to Fund Vehicle-to-Grid Project

March 22, 2024
The grant will fund an innovative V2G program that will connect a fleet of electric school buses to the grid.
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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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Virtual Reality: Microgrids, VPPs Mutually Boost Each Other's Case

Jan. 8, 2024
The decentralization, democratization and fragmentation of the power grid is yielding newer and more complex energy combinations these days, making room for both very different...
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NYC Vehicle-to-Grid Pilot Shows How EVs – as Mobile Microgrids – Can Earn Income for Drivers and Fleets

Jan. 3, 2024
Pilot vehicle-to-grid project in NYC demonstrates the earning potential of EVs serving as mobile microgrids
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Virtual Power Plants Gaining Traction Down Under and in the U.S.

Oct. 18, 2023
Virtual power plants are growing in popularity as utilities, state and local governments and communities look for ways to effectively utilize an increasing number of distributed...
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ERCOT Launches Two Virtual Power Plants

Aug. 28, 2023
The pilot project aims to test the use of consumer-owned energy devices to strengthen grid reliability.