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.

In August, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The law establishes a 30% tax credit through 2032 for the technologies used within microgrids, including solar, energy storage and microgrid controllers.

It’s expected that the IRA will significantly reduce the cost of microgrids and drive rapid growth in the industry.

Microgrid Knowledge has been tracking the microgrid tax credit since it was first introduced as part of the earlier Build Back Better Act and California Congressman Jimmy Panetta’s, D-Carmel Valley, MICROGRID Act.

If you want to better understand the IRA and its impact, check out these stories.

The latest news on the Inflation Reduction Act

DER Developers, Don’t Get Caught Off Guard by These IRA Requirements

Update: Climate bill - which could cut microgrid costs 10% to 50% - passes US Senate on Sunday

Learn about the climate bill passed by the Senate on Nov. 13 with a 50-51 vote. It is poised to quickly win House approval.

US Inflation Reduction Act spurs tribes to seek microgrid partners

The IRA has opened up opportunities for tribes to partner with microgrid and solar developers. This article explores some of the challenges that tribes are looking to solve with microgrids and renewable energy projects.

Eight changes (all good) that microgrid insiders see emerging from the Inflation Reduction Act
Industry insiders from Schneider Electric, Veolia, PowerSecure, Cummins, Siemens and Ameresco share their thoughts on what the Inflation Reduction Act will mean for microgrids.

Microgrid Talk: The IRA means great things for the microgrid industry
In this Microgrid Talk video, Elisa Wood discusses the IRA legislation with Jana Gerber of Schneider Electric, Jaimie Hamilton of Cummins and Chris Ellis of PowerSecure.

A less obvious way the climate bill will help microgrids
The IRA promises to accelerate the growth of renewable energy, but renewables are intermittent energy sources. This article explores how renewables will drive demand for microgrids.

Manchin and Schumer include microgrid tax credit in climate deal
Sen. Joe Manchin’s, D-W.Va., support was critical to passing the Inflation Reduction Act in the Senate. His opposition to the Build Back Better Act caused the legislation to stall. This article outlines what was ultimately included in the bill after Manchin and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Shumer, D-N.Y., came to an agreement.

US House Passes Microgrid Tax Credit. All Eyes on the Senate 
Learn more about the history of the microgrid tax credit in this article, which explains what was included in the bill passed by the House in November 2021.

Biden’s New Climate Framework Retains Microgrid Tax Credit
Read about President Biden’s scaled down climate framework that emerged after his original Build Back Better Act met resistance from members of the Democratic party.

US House Bill Would Give Microgrids 30% Tax Credit
This article outlines the MICROGRID Act, a 30% microgrid tax credit proposed by California Congressman Jimmy Panetta, D-Carmel Valley.

Draft of the MICROGRID Act Introduced in the US House of Representatives
Read the draft language of the MICROGRID Act introduced by California Congressman Jimmy Panetta, D-Carmel Valley.

We will continue to post new stories on this page about the IRA.

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About the Author

Kathy Hitchens | Special Projects Editor

I work as a writer and special projects editor for Microgrid Knowledge. I have over 30 years of writing experience, working with a variety of companies in the renewable energy, electric vehicle and utility sector, as well as those in the entertainment, education, and financial industries. I have a BFA in Media Arts from the University of Arizona and a MBA from the University of Denver.

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