Utility Initiatives

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It Takes a Mega-Village: New Residential VPP Company Launches

May 9, 2024
First announced in December 2023, Renew Home was created as a result of the merger of Google Nest’s Renew and OhmConnect, along with a $100 million investment from majority owner...

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,...
Ameresco

Construction Begins on 13.4-MW Biogas Cogeneration Plant Near Sacramento

April 11, 2024
The biogas cogeneration plant, which is being built by Ameresco, will produce renewable electricity and reduce emissions for the Sacramento Area Sewer District.
AutoGrid

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.
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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.
PG&E
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.