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A C-17A Globemaster III, such as those flown by the 105th Airlift Wing out of Stewart Air National Guard base in New York. (Source: Andrew Harker /

New York Air National Guard Base Getting LDES Prototype Microgrid

Sept. 19, 2023
The prototype microgrid at Stewart Air National Guard Base will include a long duration energy storage system.
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Community Microgrids: Navigating Roadblocks to Implementation

Aug. 25, 2023
Paul Makris, senior vice president at Ameresco discusses community microgrids and navigating the roadblocks to implementation.
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U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Matthew P. Beevers, the adjutant general of the California Military Department; Rachel Jacobson, assistant secretary of the U.S. Army Installations, Energy and Environment; Mario Diaz, deputy undersecretary of the Army; state Sens. Bob Archuleta and Josh Newman; and Jason Smith, Bright Canyon Energy vice president, cut the ribbon on the Joint Forces Training Base Energy Resilience Project, Aug. 11, 2023. (Source: Master Sgt. David Loeffler)

California National Guard Commissions Solar Microgrid at Joint Forces Base Los Alamitos

Aug. 17, 2023
The microgrid can power the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base for at least 14 days.
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Ameresco Acquiring Army Base Los Alamitos Microgrid and Project Developer Bright Canyon Energy

Aug. 10, 2023
The microgrid is only the first phase in the deal between Ameresco and Pinnacle West Capital Corp., which owns Bright Canyon Energy. The second phase, expected to close later ...

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Ameresco’s Michael Bakas appointed to Massachusetts AG transition team

Jan. 2, 2023
Bakas will be part of the Energy and Environment Bureau Team for Attorney General-elect Andrea Campbell, who ran on a climate and energy equity platform.

Videos & Resources


QuickChat: Community Microgrids as a Pathway to NetZero

May 2, 2023
Watch this 10-minute QuickChat between Mike Bakas, Ameresco and Microgrid Knowledge’s Elisa Wood as they discuss the latest in community microgrids.

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Microgrid Solution Provides Reliability When Off Is Not an Option

May 20, 2020
Get the new report that highlights how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Navy selected Ameresco to design and install three comprehensive energy conservation projects...

PIDC Increases Resiliency with a New 8 MW Natural-Gas Fired Peaking Plant at the Philadelphia Navy Yard

May 20, 2020
PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation, partnered with Ameresco for a new 8 MW natural-gas fired peaking plant that anchors one of the largest private...

Parris Island Microgrid, Deep Energy Retrofit Reduced Utility Energy Demand by 75%

May 20, 2020
The United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island selected Ameresco in 2015 to deploy combined heat and power (CHP) and solar photovoltaic (PV) generation assets ...
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Urban Microgrids Find Place in Redevelopment

June 20, 2018
This presentation on urban microgrids from Microgrid 2018 includes research and analysis on the Philadelphia Navy Yard microgrid and the Hudson Yard microgrid.

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Gaining the People’s Trust Helped Move this Virtual Microgrid Forward

July 14, 2023
A virtual microgrid without borders that started in Chelsea, Massachusetts is expanding to other communities, boosting community involvement and innovation.
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Community Microgrids as a Pathway to Net Zero

May 24, 2023
Mike Bakas of Ameresco explains why communities need a trusted microgrid partner as they work to achieve net zero.
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Up Next for Microgrids: Resiliency as a Service

May 1, 2023
Ameresco’s Mike Bakas sees a future where microgrid developers offer resiliency as a “bolt on” to their energy-as-a-service business models.
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Smoothing the Road Ahead for EVs

April 28, 2023
Trevor Smith, Director – EV Infrastructure at Ameresco, discusses road ahead for electric vehicles and the intersection of microgrid power.
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Top 10 Microgrid White Papers of 2022 – Designing and Financing Microgrids

Dec. 21, 2022
Microgrid Knowledge’s top 10 microgrid white papers of 2022 came from energy leaders such as Rolls-Royce, Xendee, Cummins, Eaton, Mesa Solutions, Schneider Electric, PXiSE, Ameresco...
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How Microgrids can Boost Economic Development for a Community and its Residents

Dec. 21, 2022
Jim Fonger, vice president of asset and advanced technology development for Ameresco, outlines how microgrids create local jobs and bolster local economies.
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Mission clean, firm power: How firm renewables and microgrids are a critical component to a clean energy future

Nov. 22, 2022
Nicole Bulgarino, executive vice president and general manager of Federal Solutions at Ameresco, explains how firm renewables and microgrids can provide a critical component to...
The Inflation Reduction Act promises good things ahead for the microgrid industry. By Andrei Medvedev/

Resource page: Inflation Reduction Act and microgrids

Oct. 26, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act is expected to reduce the cost of microgrids and drive industry growth. Track news on the IRA and its impact here.
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Ameresco and Bloom Energy to take Taylor Farms off grid with microgrid. Taylor Farms’ San Juan Bautista, California facility.

Major North American food producer to exit the California grid

Sept. 21, 2022
More of our food is about to come from microgrid power. California’s Taylor Farms, a major North American fresh food producer, is building a microgrid in partnership with Bloom...