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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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.

Types of Microgrids

Dec. 4, 2023
No two microgrids are the same. Check out two types of microgrids with these real-life case studies.
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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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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...
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Editor's Take: Making the Grade and Committing to the Value of Microgrids

Nov. 3, 2023
The Think Microgrid report is not political, and the rankings of some states will surprise you. It’s the group’s goal to evenly evaluate where states are are. Meanwhile, the United...
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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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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...