Utility Microgrids

This collection of videos explores utility microgrids. Learn how utilities are integrating microgrid technology for resilience during times of crisis.
Pepperwood Preserve
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PG&E Commissions 100% Renewable Remote Microgrid in Sonoma County

Nov. 7, 2023
Located at Pepperwood Preserve, a living laboratory that conducts climate monitoring and hosts wildfire resilience demonstration projects, this is the utility’s 5th standalone...

Types of Microgrids

Dec. 4, 2023
No two microgrids are the same. Check out two types of microgrids with these real-life case studies.
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Source: Ivan Kurmyshov / Sutterstock.com

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.
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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...
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Duke Energy Microgrid

MGK Editor's Take 9/18: Burying the Microgrid Hatchet and Moving Forward with Utilities

Sept. 18, 2023
Generate Capital and SunEdison founder Jigar Shah, now director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office and a veritable rock star at RE+, pointed out the multiyear...
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Borrego Springs Microgrid

Utility Interest in Microgrids is Up. What’s Driving the Trend?

Sept. 18, 2023
Utilities are recognizing the financial, safety, renewables integration and reliability benefits of microgrids. This is especially true as the number of storms and hurricanes ...
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Silver Buckshot and Critical Loads: Microgrid Perspectives at RE+

Sept. 15, 2023
For many touting the localized and decarbonizing impact of DERs and microgrids, the key focus coalesced around direct current as the means of delivery.