Utility Initiatives


Puget Sound Energy Expands Virtual Power Plant Partnership with AutoGrid

Nov. 16, 2023
The VPP program aims to reduce costs, improve energy supply reliability and increase the amount of renewable energy flowing through PSE’s system.


Design for Purpose Microgrids – Water and Wastewater

Nov. 3, 2023
Michael Boswell, vice president, power & infrastructure at Concord Engineering discusses microgrid designs for water and wastewater.
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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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Green Mountain Power's Zero Outages Initiative aims to build a more resilient energy system so customers won't lose power during severe weather events, like the July 2023 flood that ravaged large parts of Vermont. (Source: Sean Plottner / Shutterstock.com)

Microgrids Are a Key Component of Vermont Utility’s New Zero Outages Initiative

Oct. 16, 2023
A new initiative from Green Mountain Power will use microgrids, energy storage and other storm-hardening tactics to create a zero outages energy system by 2030.
microgrid incentives

California Utilities Launch New Microgrid Incentives for Disadvantaged Communities

Oct. 13, 2023
New incentives are available for disadvantaged and vulnerable communities. But do these communities have the time and resources needed to jump through the application hoops and...
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PG&E Testing Bidirectional Charging to Power Mobile Microgrids

Sept. 28, 2023
California’s largest utility believes bidirectional electric vehicles and chargers will play a key role in California’s energy transition, reducing emissions and bolstering electric...
Source: U.S. Army, Master Sgt. David Loeffler
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Matthew P. Beevers, the adjutant general of the California Military Department; Rachel Jacobson, assistant secretary of the U.S. Army Installations, Energy and Environment; Mario Diaz, deputy undersecretary of the Army; state Sens. Bob Archuleta and Josh Newman; and Jason Smith, Bright Canyon Energy vice president, cut the ribbon on the Joint Forces Training Base Energy Resilience Project, Aug. 11, 2023. (Source: Master Sgt. David Loeffler)

California National Guard Commissions Solar Microgrid at Joint Forces Base Los Alamitos

Aug. 17, 2023
The microgrid can power the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base for at least 14 days.
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3 Rural Electric Cooperatives Awarded DOE Funds for Microgrid Projects

Aug. 11, 2023
Co-ops in Tennessee, South Carolina and Florida were awarded $100,000 to advance their proposed microgrid projects.
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Fast-Acting Microgrids and ‘More of What Worked’ Needed during Texas Heat

July 17, 2023
When market prices jumped to $4,000/MWh during June's heatwave in Texas, microgrid operators provided hundreds of megawatts to support the strained grid.