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“Bronzeville Renaissance” wall mural, courtesy ComEd

Here comes the future: Bronzeville ‘microgrid cluster’ set to begin operating this year

Jan. 25, 2022
For years visionaries have been talking about joining microgrids to create the future grid. This year ComEd and IIT will show us how a microgrid cluster works.

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,...
The Illinois Institute of Technology is part of the Bronzeville microgrid cluster. Credit: By Joe Ravi/Shutterstock.com

ComEd Taps Enchanted Rock for Bronzeville Microgrid

Jan. 29, 2021
Commonwealth Edison has selected Enchanted Rock to provide 5.5 MW in dispatchable natural gas-fired generation to support the Bronzeville community microgrid under development...
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Pepco Considers Non-Wires Alternatives, Issues RFI

Aug. 18, 2020
Pepco is seeking information on possible non-wires alternatives, such as distributed energy resources, to meet a looming constraint on its distribution system in Washington, DC...
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Pennsylvania Senate Advances Transportation Electrification Bill

Dec. 2, 2019
An electrification bill moving through the Pennsylvania General Assembly, if passed, would support the development of electric vehicle infrastructure in the state.
Solar Panels on Dearborn Homes Development, Photo courtesy ComE

Solar Housing Linked to Bronzeville Microgrid Provides Social Justice, Technology Research

June 14, 2019
Chicago’s Bronzeville microgrid project is demonstrating the social justice benefits of decentralized energy with the completion this month of solar installations on 660 residential...
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Why Aren’t There More Multi-User Microgrids?

April 9, 2019
When most people consider a microgrid, they think of on site generation serving a single business or an enclosed campus. But another concept is emerging called multi-user microgrids...

10 Most-Read Articles on Microgrid Knowledge in 2018

Dec. 20, 2018
Our annual most-read microgrid articles list, a compilation of those that attracted the highest number of pageviews, offers insight into some of the big events and trends of the...

Here Comes the Rolls-Royce of Microgrids. Literally.

Oct. 2, 2018
Yet another global name is expanding its microgrid play — Rolls-Royce — with yesterday’s announcement that it has taken a stake in an energy storage and controls startup and will...