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W. Va. creates special districts that open way for renewable microgrids in coal country

Oct. 30, 2022
West Virginia has created new business districts where it is easier to build a renewable microgrid project. Berkshire Hathaway Energy Renewables has the first one underway.

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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DOE looks to make microgrids ‘essential building blocks’

Oct. 28, 2022
The US DOE plans to issue a road map for microgrids to become a pivotal part of the future grid.
Percentage of state’s total historic losses from weather and climate disasters in last five years. Map by E2 with data from NOAA. Reprinted with permission.

Here’s where we really need microgrids in the US

Oct. 26, 2022
If you’re wondering why interest in microgrids is growing at a rapid clip, look no further than a new report “Billion Dollar Losses, Trillion Dollar Threats: The Cost of Climate...
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California state budget goes all in to fund energy resilience; expected to lower microgrid costs

Oct. 21, 2022
A range of programs approved in the California state budget boost microgrid funding to increase energy resilience.
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Big response to Sunnova’s microutility plan in California

Oct. 17, 2022
Not surprisingly, those who stand to lose and those who stand to gain have a lot to say about Sunnova’s idea for microutilities in California.
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Will microgrids keep young people from abandoning Puerto Rican towns?

Oct. 14, 2022
Young people are fleeing Puerto Rico towns because of persistent power outages. A new project proposes microgrids to keep the electricity flowing.
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Howard M. Metzenbaum United States Courthouse reflecting in the pool on Public Square of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. By Nina Alizada/Shutterstock.com

Ohio county seeks utility partner to help it become ‘microgrid hub of the US’

Oct. 11, 2022
Cuyahoga County, Ohio, is seeking a partner to bring to fruition its ambitious plans for multiple microgrids coordinated by a newly created county utility.
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Army releases five-year microgrid implementation plan

Oct. 10, 2022
The microgrid industry has been carefully watching for news of how the US Army will go about installing microgrids at all of its bases — and now the details are becoming available...