Microgridding the U.S. One State at a Time

Many revolutions in the U.S. electric power industry begin within states, where policymakers drive change to lower electric rates or green energy supply. This is proving true again as the ‘microgridding’ of the U.S. power grid begins.In the last three weeks alone, California, New Jersey and Washington state have issued grants or put forward … [Read more...]

New Jersey to Offer Funds for Community Microgrids

New Jersey has kicked off a plan to incentivize community microgrids with $1 million in funds for feasibility studies.The Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is circulating a draft application to be used in the competition. The board seeks stakeholder input on the application by August 30.New Jersey has mapped 24 communities in 17 … [Read more...]

Alaska Center Seeks New Microgrid Technology…Microgrid Brings Peace & Quiet to Kenya Park…Other Quick News

Funds available in microgrid technology competition The Alaska Center for Microgrid Technologies has launched a competition that offers financial and lab assistance for microgrid technology development.The grand prize winner will receive $275,000 to accelerate commercialization and improve operation and efficiency of a microgrid technology. … [Read more...]

New York Utility Seeks Bids for Non-Wires Alternatives to Avert Building $11.8M Substation

Rochester Gas and Electric has issued a solicitation for non-wires alternatives to avert construction of an $11.8 million substation.The New York utility seeks distributed energy resources to reduce the peak load on transformer banks at its Station 43 substation.To maintain reliability, the utility needs the resources from 2019-2025. The … [Read more...]

Miramar, One of Largest Military Microgrid Projects, Readies to Show How It’s Done

Miramar, one of the most-watched U.S. miltary microgrid projects, is getting ready to demonstrate that today's microgrids are about a whole lot more than just back-up power.That was the word from Mick Wasco, installation energy manager at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in San Diego, in an interview this week, following announcement … [Read more...]

Microgrid Solicitations and Opportunities in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania

Massachusetts island-town issues microgrid solicitation The Massachusetts town of Gosnold, which encompasses the Elizabeth Islands near Cape Cod, has issued a microgrid solicitation that seeks a microgrid controller, battery bank, and power electronics.The request for proposals calls for supply, delivery, installation, commissioning of the … [Read more...]

New York City Seeks Developer for District Energy Microgrid

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is seeking proposals for a district energy microgrid for 28 buildings with 6,300 people on 39 acres in Brooklyn.The microgrid will deliver heat, steam and electricity to part of the Red Hook neighborhood, which was pummeled during SuperStorm Sandy and lost eight steam plants.Called the Red Hook … [Read more...]

Microgrid Startups Eligible for $25,000 NYC Urban Future Lab Prize

New York City’s Urban Future Lab is offering a $25,000 prize for a microgrid startup project or other smart grid solution to a city energy problem.Applications are due August 14. Winners will have chance to pitch their solutions to a jury of investors, market partners, and successful entrepreneurs.The competition also will offer a second … [Read more...]

Connecticut Offers Latest Funds from the $1.02B LREC & ZREC Program; Potential Microgrid Revenue

Connecticut’s investor-owned utilities have issued a request for proposals seeking low and zero emissions renewable credits (LREC/ZREC), which offer potential revenue for microgrids and other clean energy projects.State law requires that Eversource and United Illuminating make $1.02 billion in LREC and ZREC purchases from clean energy projects … [Read more...]

Updated: New York Launches Next Stage of $40M NY Prize

New York has issued the second NY Prize request for proposals, this one offering $8 million from the $40 million pot designated to spur community microgrid development in the state.One of the most watched microgrid opportunities in North America, the NY Prize attracted 147 microgrid proposals in its first phase last year. From those proposals … [Read more...]