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Bidirectional Charging Gains Ground with Toyota Project and Federal, California Bills

Nov. 27, 2023
“I've been working in clean DER my entire 30-plus years career; vehicle-to-grid integration is an order of magnitude bigger and more important than any other DER resource,” said...

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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SDG&E expands its microgrid and energy storage portfolio

Oct. 14, 2022
Microgrids and energy storage rescued California’s electric grid repeatedly this summer, and SDG&E is working to rapidly expand its portfolio of both.
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How microgrids performed during the summer heatwave

Sept. 19, 2022
From Texas to California to Oregon multi-tasking microgrids bolstered the grid and kept air conditioners running during this summer’s brutal heatwave.
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NAVFAC Southwest ran the MCAS Miramar Microgrid power plant to help SG&E avoid a power emergency. Photo By Mario Icari

Military microgrids to the rescue in California and New Mexico

Aug. 29, 2022
Two military microgrid projects were in the news last week, one an established San Diego operation that again came to the aid of the grid and the second a new microgrid planned...
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California Microgrid To Demonstrate that Hospitals Don’t Need Diesel Generators

Jan. 22, 2021
Kaiser Permanente plans to demonstrate a range of energy innovations at a hospital microgrid in Ontario, California, including swapping out the diesel commonly found in medical...
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California Microgrids Flex Their Skills During Blackouts

Aug. 25, 2020
Here’s how California microgrids delivered flexible load and backup during the recent blackouts.
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California Regulators Approve Changes to Support Microgrids as State Braces for Wildfire Season

June 12, 2020
Microgrids received a boost in California thanks to an order issued today by the public utilities commission, as the state prepares for another wildfire season — and the threat...
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Move Over, Lithium Ion: Thermal Energy Storage Finds a Niche

March 25, 2019
Thermal storage is gaining ground in refrigeration applications, providing demand response for one of utilities’ most energy-intensive industries. But a lot of people remain unaware...