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Enchanted Rock Delivers 148 MW of Gas-fired Power for California Water Districts

June 21, 2024
The generators are positioned front of the meter and hosted by the Modesto Irrigation District, the city of Lodi and the Turlock Irrigation District. Texas-based Enchanted Rock...

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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U.S. Army Improves Resilience at Fort Cavazos with New Microgrid

March 14, 2024
U.S. Army Garrison-Fort Cavazos, formerly known as Fort Hood, will use the microgrid to power critical services and infrastructure during outages and to reduce energy costs during...
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FEMA to Fund Net-Zero Energy Projects – Including Solar Microgrids – in Disaster Areas

Feb. 5, 2024
In the wake of a disaster, schools, hospitals, fire stations and other community infrastructure entities are now able to use FEMA grant money to rebuild using net-zero technologies...
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Electric Firetrucks Need Microgrids – and So Do the Towns that Own the Trucks

Jan. 8, 2024
With the move to electrification, microgrids ensure electric ambulances and firetrucks are charged and ready for emergencies.
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Together Louisiana Solar Microgrid Project Launched with DOE Visit

Nov. 20, 2023
Together Louisiana is building dozens of so-called community lighthouses across the state that will act as resilience hubs during extended power outages.
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The Adjuntas microgrids rely on these two large energy storage units designed by ELM. Source: Maximiliano Ferrari

Oak Ridge National Lab Microgrid Orchestrator to Create Grid of Microgrids in Puerto Rico

Nov. 14, 2023
The orchestrator, which is in the final stages of hardware testing, will allow two microgrids in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, to “talk” to each other.
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A new solar microgrid trailer was unveiled at RayDay, an annual sustainability event held near Atlanta, GA. Photo by www.BenRosePhotography.com

New Solar Microgrid Trailer Delivers Power and Inspiration to Atlanta Communities in Need

Oct. 25, 2023
The microgrid, which includes an inverter, solar panels and battery storage, will be used to provide emergency power in the aftermath of severe storms or other disasters.
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Green Mountain Power's Zero Outages Initiative aims to build a more resilient energy system so customers won't lose power during severe weather events, like the July 2023 flood that ravaged large parts of Vermont. (Source: Sean Plottner / Shutterstock.com)

Microgrids Are a Key Component of Vermont Utility’s New Zero Outages Initiative

Oct. 16, 2023
A new initiative from Green Mountain Power will use microgrids, energy storage and other storm-hardening tactics to create a zero outages energy system by 2030.