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Can California Shape Microgrid Development? Because it’s Coming Anyway

Promote them or not, microgrids are coming to California. So how can policymakers shape microgrid development to get the most out of it for consumers and the grid? That's how Gabe Petlin, supervisor of grid planning and reliability at the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC), framed California’s upcoming quest to create a microgrid road … [Read more...]

Testing The Powers of Microgrids in College Project

A project at Las Positas College in Livermore, funded by a $1.5 million grant from the California Energy Commission, will test the powers of energy storage and microgrids to integrate renewable energy sources, curb peak power and take a mission-critical circuit off-grid. Herve Mazzocco, vice president of solutions for Imergy Power Systems, … [Read more...]

Helping Community Solar Developers Cut Through Red Tape

Interest in community solar is growing, but one of the main challenges is the red tape associated with getting projects up and running. Tom Hunt, director of research and government relations, Clean Energy Collective, talks about a new DOE-supported web platform that will help overcome this obstacle. … [Read more...]

The CEC Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program

The CEC has funding seeks to reduce the purchase price of new on-road natural gas vehicles in order to directly benefit California’s economy and the environment. California wants to expand the use of a domestically produced non-petroleum fuel that is a low-cost alternative to gasoline and diesel and has lower carbon emission characteristics. The … [Read more...]