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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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.

Only through Standardization Can Microgrids Accelerate the Energy Transition

Jan. 18, 2024
Jana Gerber, North America microgrid president at Schneider Electric discusses how standardizing microgrids will accelerate the energy transition.
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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.
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Come Monday: Microgrid 2024 Expanding Three-Day Schedule this April

Jan. 24, 2024
Make those Sunday travel plans: Altogether, Microgrid 2024 will offer about seven hours of Monday kickoff sessions to get the momentum rolling at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront...
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Thinking Big, Building Small: Macro Goals, Big Hearts and the Microgrid Future

Dec. 21, 2023
The microgrid story of 2024 and beyond must be anchored in a willingness to keep learning, to keep pushing toward a common good and navigating the sometimes frustrating roadblocks...
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Connecticut Project
Connecticut Project
Connecticut Project
Connecticut Project

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.
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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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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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CPUC office building
CPUC office building
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CPUC office building

California Stakeholders Can Submit Microgrid Tariff Proposals by Nov. 9–But Must Meet Unacceptable Guidelines, Stakeholders Say

Nov. 10, 2023
The California PUC now says non-utility parties can submit tariff proposals in the ongoing microgrid tariff effort. The CPUC issued guidelines for the tariffs that would severely...