Microgrid Projects

Microgrids are small, advanced electric grids with features that make them especially adept at managing energy and ensuring its reliable delivery. Here you'll find news and features about the various kinds of microgrids: commercial, remote, military, campus, data center, community, industrial, residential, critical infrastructure and utility microgrids.

PG&E Announces 6 New Remote Microgrids Coming in 2024

May 14, 2024
The utility is using remote microgrids to eliminate overhead distribution lines in high fire threat areas, reducing wildfire risks and improving reliability.

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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Craft Solar: HES Renewables Building 1.03-MW Rooftop Array at San Diego Brewery

May 8, 2024
HES Renewables is building the 1.03-MW (1,032 kW) solar array with 2,400 panels across two large rooftops at the Ballast Point facility.
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Balfour Beatty Completes Solar, Energy Efficiency Projects at Naval Housing

May 6, 2024
Balfour Beatty Communities added 10.55 MW in rooftop solar capacity at Naval Air Station Key West and NAS bases at Jacksonville, Whiting Field and Mayport, all in Florida. An ...

Elevating Lives Through Electricity: The 2024 Microgrid Knowledge Greater Good Award Winners

April 24, 2024
Electricity is more than a science lesson or a tool of comfort; this flow of electrons serve as a hand up to a better world for many, putting into action a “greater good” that...

Three Pillars Supporting the Microgrid Expansion: Q&A with PowerSecure President Jim Smith

April 9, 2024
Each day brings greater dependency on electric supply, underscoring the economic value of microgrid capacity to the grid as an affordable solution. Key drivers, Smith pointed ...
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Puerto Rico Can Achieve a 100% Renewable Energy Future and Microgrids Have a Role to Play

April 5, 2024
With microgrids, virtual power plants and a rapidly growing array of distributed energy resources, Puerto Rico can reach its goal of 100% renewable energy by 2050, according to...
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USDA Awards $190K in On-Site Solar Projects to Two Florida Businesses

April 2, 2024
Blue Grotto LLC of Levy County, Fla., and Adaptive Enterprises Corp. in Fort Walton Beach are installing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at their sites.