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Green & Distributed Energy Solicitations in Ontario, Hawaii, California

Hawaii, Ontario and California have green and distributed energy solicitations in various stages of planning or action, some directly tied to microgrid and smart grid efforts. Hawaii Hawaiian Electric Companies recently laid out a near-term path toward its 30-year goal to achieve 100 percent renewable energy. Called the Power Supply … [Read more...]

California RFP Seeks Help with Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings

The Calfornia Energy Commission is seeking a consultant team to provide technical support for its programs to increase energy efficiency in existing buildings The commission has up to $1 million available for the contract. The team will help the commission implement portions of Assembly Bill 758 (Skinner, 2008), Senate Bill 350 (de Leon, 2015), … [Read more...]

Four Ontario Communities Win $5M for Solar-powered Microgrids

Ontario’s Small Communities Fund (SCF) has awarded about $5 million to four communities to develop solar-powered microgrids. The winners are among 13 infrastructure projects that will receive $10 million from the Ontario and Canadian governments in the SCF’s most recent round of funding. Communities will provide any necessary matching … [Read more...]

Willdan Group Positions for Microgrid Growth with Acquisition of Genesys

California-based Willdan Group says that its recent decision to acquire New York-based Genesys Engineering is directly related to the microgrid growth it sees ahead. “We continue to see more activity and funding for microgrid implementation across the country,” said Thomas Brisbin, Willdan president, CEO and director, during an earnings call on … [Read more...]

Connecticut Seeks Small-Scale Clean Energy; FuelCell Energy to Bid

Connecticut, an early leader in microgrids, is seeking proposals for small-scale clean energy projects, part of a larger effort to identify the best configuration of energy – large and small – for the state. The state's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) issued a request for proposals (RFP) March 9 for projects that offer … [Read more...]

NY Utilities Seek Energy Storage and Non-Wire Alternatives

Two New York utilities are circulating solicitations for energy storage and non-wire alternatives in keeping with the state’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) policy. Consolidated Edison (ConEdison) and the New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) are acting under direction from the New York Public Service Commission. The regulatory agency is in … [Read more...]

Massachusetts Issues RFI for Community Microgrid Grants

Massachusetts took the first step this week in its community microgrid grant program by seeking microgrid companies willing to partner with towns and cities on projects. Responses are due February 22 to the request for information issued by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. The RFI is a precursor to a request for proposals offering … [Read more...]

DOE to Offer $20M for Building Energy Efficiency and Innovation in Revised RFP

Concept papers are now due Feb. 5, 2016 for $20 million being offered by the U.S. Department of Energy in a revised solicitation for building energy efficiency technologies. The funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0001383) comes from the DOE’s Building Technologies Office (BTO). The DOE is combining early-stage topics (Innovations) with later-stage, … [Read more...]

Ontario City Seeks Assistance with Utility Microgrid

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is moving forward with plans to build a utility microgrid, and as a next step seeks assistance with project assessment. A city of about 75,000 people near the U.S./Canadian border, Sault Ste. Marie intends to install a microgrid to improve the local utility distribution system. Its utility, PUC Services (PUC), has … [Read more...]

Bids are due Jan. 21 for Solar Microgrid on Wisconsin Island

LaPointe, Wisconsin is seeking proposals for an 18-kW expandable solar microgrid to supply power to a library and health clinic. Bids must be delivered by 4 p.m., Jan. 21, to the town clerk. LaPointe's alternative energy committee hopes to eventually replace all of the island's traditional energy with local, sustainable, renewables. The solar … [Read more...]