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.
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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...

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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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...
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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.
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Self-Reliance Scorecard Lauds State Legislation Helping DERs and Microgrids Overcome Utility Barriers to Local Energy

April 1, 2024
A new state scorecard from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance focuses on the need for state legislation that levels the playing field for DERs and microgrids, allowing them...
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Interconnection Woes Stymie DER and Microgrid Deployment: These Innovative Policies Could Help

Feb. 12, 2024
A few states – including Maryland, Massachusetts and California – are beginning to implement innovative programs to address the interconnection roadblocks.
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California Stakeholders Submit Microgrid Tariff Proposals, Saying Microgrids Should Be “Donkeys, Not Unicorns”

Feb. 2, 2024
California nonutility stakeholders submit proposals in six-year-old microgrid tariff proceeding, but worry the effort won’t yield commercialized microgrids, as hoped.