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Who's Making the Grade (And Who's not)?: Think Microgrid's 2023 State Scorecard

Nov. 29, 2023
Across the nation, as studied by Think Microgrid’s policy team, only Connecticut, Colorado, Hawaii and Texas merited Bs in the State Scorecard. Most were handed Cs or Ds.


Designing Microgrids: Evaluating Parameters for Reliable, Cost-Effective and Optimized Power Solutions

Dec. 7, 2023
Shawn Dalke electrical engineer at Mesa Solutions discusses load profiles and power sources for microgrids.
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Lone Star Resiliency: Texas Voters Approve $10B Energy Fund for Microgrids, Gas-fired Backup Power

Nov. 10, 2023
Passage of Proposition 7 is mainly positive for the natural gas industry in Texas. Nonetheless, the $1.8 billion allocated for microgrids—including solar, battery storage and ...
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DER and Microgrid Developers Wait for Transformers, Interconnection and IRA Clarification, Slowing the Energy Transition

Oct. 23, 2023
It's a waiting game for many DER developers hoping to expedite the clean energy transition. Long interconnection queues, transformer shortages and the need for clarification on...
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New Infrastructure Act Funding Release: DOE Allocates $3.5B toward Grid Resilience, Microgrids Nationwide

Oct. 19, 2023
Selected projects mixed in the latest funding round include work by Georgia electric cooperatives, Louisiana community resilience hubs, microgrids in Michigan, distributed energy...
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Ship Comes In: $1M Grant to Support Port of Galveston Microgrid Pilot Project

Oct. 16, 2023
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality approved the grant. Galveston Wharves will partner with Texas A&M University on the project to study operational and environmental impacts...
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Assistant Army Secretary: Military Advancing in its Work Deploying Microgrids at Bases

Oct. 9, 2023
In fact, Army Assistant Secretary Rachel Jacobson said that the Army microgrid initiative has been “enormously successful” thus far, in an interview with Defense Now. Nearly 30...
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When AI Predicts Grid Trouble, Microgrid Creates a Smart City at a Florida University

Oct. 9, 2023
At Florida International University (FIU), researchers are utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) as an important tool that creates new ways for microgrids to provides resilience...
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AI Aims for Real: Artificial Intelligence and its Role in the Microgrid-Distributed Energy Future

Oct. 6, 2023
What is AI? A simulation of human intelligence enacted in a machine, it has the potential to revolutionize the deployment of distributed energy resources and microgrids, making...