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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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Cummins, Scottish Port of Aberdeen Collaborating on Decarbonizing Vessels
Nov. 13, 2023
The UK-approved award will be utilized by Cummins, Ocean Infinity, the Aberdeen Harbour Board and Proman AG to deploy a methanol conversion kit for a high-horsepower marine internal...
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Lone Star Resiliency: Texas Voters Approve $10B Energy Fund for Microgrids, Gas-fired Backup Power
Nov. 10, 2023
Passage of Proposition 7 is mainly positive for the natural gas industry in Texas. Nonetheless, the $1.8 billion allocated for microgrids—including solar, battery storage and ...
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Veolia, SmartParc Partnering on Clean Energy Technologies at new Food Manufacturing Site in UK
Nov. 8, 2023
The combined work of the renewable and energy efficiency projects reportedly will help SmartParc eliminate close to 30,000 metric tons of carbon emissions annually compared to...
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Yokota Air Base Celebrates the Completion of its New Microgrid
Nov. 1, 2023
The 10.72-MW combined heat and power microgrid will power the entire base during an outage. It joins a growing list of microgrid installations on U.S. military bases.
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Philippines Seeks Microgrids to Solve Power Gaps
Oct. 31, 2023
More than 4 million Filipino households are unserved or underserved by the national power grid. The country’s Department of Energy is turning to microgrids to help electrify all...
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Roundup: New Microgrid Projects Receive Millions in Federal GRIP Funding
Oct. 30, 2023
Minneapolis, Detroit, Chattanooga and New Orleans are among the cities that will soon benefit from microgrids.
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Canadian Government, Hydro-Québec to Invest $3.7 million in Lac-Mégantic Microgrid Expansion
Oct. 30, 2023
The Lac-Mégantic microgrid was commissioned in 2021 in the wake of a train derailment that nearly destroyed the town. The new funds will be used to further the community’s energy...
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Power Engineers Sees EV, Large-Scale Fleet Charging as Growing Business Opportunity
Feb. 15, 2021
Erik Hale, power delivery manager, business unit director at Power Engineers, describes the potential in the EV and fleet charging market and how the energy industry is moving...
The Lesser-Known Benefits of a Microgrid
Jan. 2, 2023
Whether connected or disconnected to the grid, a microgrid provides more than just reliable energy. Mesa Solutions outlines some of the lesser-known benefits of a microgrid including...
Demand Response Aggregation Bans Partially Lifted in 2 States; 10 More to Go. Microgrids, DERs Benefit
Oct. 27, 2023
Relying on a public-private partnership, Missouri has partially lifted the state's ban preventing third-party aggregators from bidding demand response into wholesale markets. ...
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Ohio Data Center Microgrid Launched as Proof of Concept
Oct. 27, 2023
The 1-MW project will demonstrate how microgrids can help data center operators meet their ever-growing demand for power.
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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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Husk Power Secures More Than $100M to Expand Minigrid Development
Oct. 24, 2023
The company will use the funds to build 1,400 new minigrids across Africa and Asia, connecting approximately 300,000 new customers to clean, reliable power.
Jamestown NY Municipal Utility Building Downtown Microgrid with Federal, Local Funding
Oct. 24, 2023
The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities announced the $17.3 million funding through a U.S. Department of Energy Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIPs) program. The...
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New Agreement Promises to Accelerate Rural Minigrid Development in Nigeria
Oct. 20, 2023
One of the least electrified countries in the world, Nigeria has over 100 minigrids in operation, but there’s still a long way to go.
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