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...]

Connecticut Offers $30M in New Microgrid Funding

Connecticut yesterday launched its long-awaited third-round of microgrid funding, which will offer $30 million in new grants. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will begin accepting applications December 10. A project can win $3- to $5 million. Both municipal and private microgrids can apply. The $30 million adds to … [Read more...]

Connecticut DEEP Contemplates Microgrid Program Revisions

Connecticut officials are considering changes to the state's microgrid program, a first-of-its-kind grant offering.  Clean Energy Group's Todd Olinsky-Paul explains the proposed legislative and regulatory action. The hallmark of good programs is that they keep getting better. Last month, Clean Energy States Alliance awarded a State Leadership in … [Read more...]

Connecticut to Take Deeper Look at Microgrids; Plans New CHP Incentives

You might say the honeymoon is over and the real work of developing microgrids has begun in Connecticut. The state described some of the microgrid challenges ahead within a draft integrated resource plan released this week.  Issued every two years, the plan maps energy strategy for the next decade with an eye toward electricity costs, supply, … [Read more...]