Two More Good Reasons for Community Microgrids

Community microgrids keep the lights on during a crisis, as well as strengthen the central grid, as we described in last week's article in this series. Here are two more good reasons for community microgrids, excerpted from our new report, “Community Microgrids: A Guide for Mayors and City Leaders Seeking Clean, Reliable and Locally Controlled … [Read more...]

NY Awards Funds to 83 Community Microgrids in First Stage of NY Prize

New York today awarded 83 prizes of $100,000 each for microgrid feasibility studies in the first stage of the $40 million NY Prize program.The planned community microgrids are located throughout the state but are heavily centered in the demand-heavy southern tier that includes New York City, Long Island and MidHudson Valley.Spurred by … [Read more...]

Four Good Reasons for Community Microgrids Part 1

It is clear why city leaders are turning their attention to community microgrids. Energy is the lifeblood of any contemporary community, and severe storms in recent years have revealed the vulnerability of the central grid.The American electorate knows this and is concerned. In a March 2015 Gallup poll 88 percent of those surveyed described … [Read more...]

Microgrid Basics for Community Leaders: A Primer on Advanced Microgrids

What are advanced microgrids, exactly, and why are they becoming so important to the electricity grid? Here is a primer excerpted from MicrogridKnowledge.com's new report, "Community Microgrids: A Guide for Mayors and City Leaders Seeking Clean, Reliable and Locally Controlled Energy."Microgrids have received heightened attention in recent … [Read more...]

MicrogridKnowledge.com Releases Guide on Community Microgrids for Mayors and City Leaders

MicrogridKnowledge.com today released a guide to assist mayors and other city leaders who are exploring community microgrids as a way to gain more local control over their energy supply.The 18-page report, “Community Microgrids: A Guide for Mayors and City Leaders Seeking Clean, Reliable and Locally Controlled Energy,” provides big-picture … [Read more...]

MicrogridKnowledge.com Releases Guide on Community Microgrids for Mayors and City Leaders

MicrogridKnowledge.com today released a guide to assist mayors and other city leaders who are exploring community microgrids as a way to gain more local control over their energy supply.The 18-page report, “Community Microgrids: A Guide for Mayors and City Leaders Seeking Clean, Reliable and Locally Controlled Energy,” provides big-picture … [Read more...]

What Community Microgrids Offer to North American Cities and Towns

Towns and cities are awakening to the importance of community microgrids; to the value of gaining control over their energy supply, and ensuring that it is clean, efficient and secure.Recent storms and power outages have accelerated the trend, as has the realization among local officials that developing local energy can help … [Read more...]

NY Moves ahead with $40M Microgrid Competition

New York today moved forward with a $40 million microgrid competition for communities, an idea introduced by Governor Andrew Cuomo in his state-of-the-state address in January.Called NY Prize, the competition will begin this fall. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will offer the money to communities, businesses, … [Read more...]