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Connecticut solar microgrid project. Image credit Schneider Electric
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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.

ICT Visionary Q&A with Allen Griser, Chief Commercial Officer at Clearfield

Dec. 1, 2023
ICT Visionary Q&A with Allen Griser, Chief Commercial Officer, Clearfield
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Feds Seeking More Clarity Around Eligibility of Microgrid Controllers for Tax Credits

Nov. 20, 2023
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are clarifying and seeking input for what qualifies a microgrid project for access to more of the investment...
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DOE’s Jigar Shah: Microgrids Provide ‘Something for Everyone’

Nov. 17, 2023
The financial jury was out on microgrids until they began providing important benefits to residents, business and utilities, Shah pointed out.
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Sunset on Lac-Mégantic. (Source: Nick Boulay / Shutterstock.com)

Canadian Government, Hydro-Québec to Invest $3.7 million in Lac-Mégantic Microgrid Expansion

Oct. 30, 2023
The Lac-Mégantic microgrid was commissioned in 2021 in the wake of a train derailment that nearly destroyed the town. The new funds will be used to further the community’s energy...
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Rooftop solar panels installed by Barrio Electrico in Puerto Rico

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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Nearly 75% of Nigeria's rural population lacks access to grid power. (Source: Kelsey M Weber / Shutterstock.com)

New Agreement Promises to Accelerate Rural Minigrid Development in Nigeria

Oct. 20, 2023
One of the least electrified countries in the world, Nigeria has over 100 minigrids in operation, but there’s still a long way to go.
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Jackson Emc Microgrid

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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DER Developers, Don’t Get Caught Off Guard by These IRA Requirements microgrids Inflation Reduction Act

Sept. 25, 2023
The Inflation Reduction Act is a game changer for DER developers, providing up to 70% Investment and Production Tax Credits. But developers need to plan for the prevailing wage...