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Sunnova swings back at critics of microutilities plan

Oct. 24, 2022
Opponents are trying to block a microutilities proposal in California with self-serving “the sky-is-falling” arguments, says Sunnova, the plan’s architect.

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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Brooklyn Microgrid Launches Campaign to Create Regulatory Sandbox

Oct. 18, 2019
Brooklyn Microgrid, the first energy project in the United States to use blockchain technology for energy transactions, is trying to win regulatory approval that would make it...
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PowerGen-E.ON Deal Boosts Microgrids, Minigrids, Micro-utilities in Africa

Aug. 23, 2019
PowerGen Renewable Energy, a leading player in Sub-Saharan Africa’s fledgling, but fast growing microgrid, minigrid and micro-utilities industry acquired the Tanzanian microgrid...
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Reverse Auctions May Become the Key to Energy Storage Rollout, EDF says

April 25, 2019
Will reverse auctions emerge as a way to drive down costs as electric grids incorporate more renewables and energy storage?
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How to Keep Africa’s Minigrids from Becoming a Bridge to Nowhere

Jan. 21, 2019
A push is on to bring electricity to the nearly one billion people who lack it worldwide. But if you build it will they come? Apparently not, as some minigrid developers are finding...
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Minigrids in Nigeria: A $20B Business Opportunity for the Greater Good

Aug. 28, 2018
Minigrids represent a $20 billion business opportunity in Nigeria and a chance to improve the lives of over half the population, which remain without electricity, according to...

Three Events that Signal Change in the Microgrid Landscape

May 15, 2018
As energy insiders gathered in Chicago last week at Microgrid 2018, three events unfolded that signal how microgrid growth may take shape in the coming months and years.
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Energy Storage Gets Biggest Boost in Years. Thank you FERC

Feb. 23, 2018
A recent FERC ruling gives energy storage its biggest boost in years, and buoys microgrids along the way, by granting storage more access to revenue from competitive wholesale...