Microgrid Policy

In this collection of videos, you'll learn all about what drives microgrid policy progress and how policy challenges impact the industry as a whole.

Think Microgrid Warns DOE’s Zero Emission Building Definition Ignores Microgrids

July 2, 2024
In an open letter to Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Think Microgrid, a policy advocacy group for the microgrid industry, said the department’s new zero emissions...

Propane Is a Sustainable Choice for Growing Microgrid Need

July 2, 2024
Construction professionals rely on propane’s lower emissions and enhanced resiliency
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Europa Lag: Why Microgrid Adoption is Slower Across the Pond

June 25, 2024
U.S. microgrid installed capacity has sailed past 10 GW and hundreds of projects, but Europe is not moving forward nearly as fast despite its growing adoption of renewable and...
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The Grid Needs DERs and Microgrids: Here's What Can Accelerate their Deployment, says Deloitte

June 24, 2024
It could begin with utilities creating integrated DER plans along with stakeholders. States could establish decarbonization targets, and regulators could develop utility incentives...
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California Microgrid, DER Communities Seeking Legislative Reversal of CPUC Net Metering Decision

June 17, 2024
A hearing is scheduled July 1 for California SB 1374, which would help make microgrids and DERs commercially viable by improving the economics of using on-site energy resources...
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Tribal Communities Want Energy Resilience with Microgrids: Is the U.S. Stepping Up?

May 13, 2024
A major goal for outage-prone tribal communities is becoming energy resilient through the deployment of microgrids and renewable energy. They’re also looking to take control of...

No Fast Passes in the Waiting Line: Interconnection Queues Are Getting Longer

April 29, 2024
Theories abound around what can be done to reduce interconnection queue wait times, which have more than doubled since 2008. But the Department of Energy has a plan that includes...
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The Revolution in Energy is at Hand: Microgrid 2024 Happens Now

April 22, 2024
The content happening in Baltimore will feature sessions on microgrids involving universities, utilities, communities, public safety, electric vehicle charging and elements of...
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Scoring for the Future with a Common Definition: A Taxonomy for Microgrids

April 20, 2024
Think Microgrid’s Taxonomy Brief 2024 strives to define microgrids and the role they can play in transforming our energy system.