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The Hybrid Microgrid Down Under…Lux Research Sees Distruptive Energy Ahead…Other Quick News

Construction will begin in September on a hybrid microgrid in Coober Pedy, a remote town in the Australian outback where conditions are harsh.Two Senvion MM92 turbines will supply wind energy to the hybrid microgrid, which also will use solar and battery storage to help the community reduce its reliance on diesel fuel.The project has … [Read more...]

What Does Constellation’s Deal with ConEd Solutions Mean to its Microgrid Business?

Exelon subsidiary Constellation, a competitive retail supplier that also has a microgrid business, has entered into an agreement to acquire the retail electricity and natural gas customers of ConEdison Solutions.Both companies have been focused for years on the sale of competitive retail supply and energy services. Constellation more recently … [Read more...]

Living Lab for Advanced Microgrids in Sonoma…Elon Musk: “Not Some Silly, Hippy Thing”…National EV Charging Coming

California farm creates living lab for advanced microgrids Positioning itself as a living laboratory for advanced microgrids, California’s Stone Edge Farm says it's ready to explore all six of the markets that the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) plans to open to distributed energy.That’s the word from Craig Wooster, manager of … [Read more...]

Japan Proposes Microgrid Project in the Philippines…How to Write an Energy Storage RFP… and Other Quick News

Tokyo Electric Power Company proposes 1-MW island microgrid project in the Philippines The Japanese government has proposed a 1-MW microgrid project in the Philippines. As reported by the  Catanduanes Tribune, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) -- the largest power supplier in Japan -- selected Catanduanes' capital town of Virac for the … [Read more...]

Sen. Cantwell Seeks Help on Grid Modernization from National Academy of Sciences

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell has asked the National Academy of Sciences to assist Congress as it considers federal funding for grid modernization, including microgrids.In a July 15 letter, the Democrat from Washington seeks the academy’s help with legislation now in conference committee that focuses on microgrids, grid storage and distribution … [Read more...]

Siemens Extends Partnership Advancing Microgrids in British Columbia

Siemens Canada and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) will extend their partnership advancing microgrids under a recently signed memorandum of agreement.The pair also will work on smart grid cybersecurity issues, focusing on gaps in Canada's public utility infrastructure that makes it vulnerable to attack.Under the new … [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...]

Quick News: Texas Microgrid Scores 45-Store Deal…Advanced Microgrid Solutions Wins $200M in Investment Capital

Grocery Store Chain Installs Microgrids to Help Customers During Outages Texas Microgrid has scored a deal to install its natural gas microgrids in 45 stores run by Texas-based H-E-B, one of the nation's largest grocery retailers with more than 370 stores in Texas and Mexico.Announced July 12, the microgrids will help keep electricity flowing … [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...]

Advanced Microgrid Solutions and Opus One Partner to Modernize Grid… And Other Quick News

Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and Opus One Solutions will bring together their software platforms to help build a distributed grid for utilities and energy customers. The companies are combining AMS's analytics software Armada with Opus One's GridOS.Advanced Microgrid Solutions, a pioneer in the use of energy storage systems for … [Read more...]