Green Mountain Power Builds Microgrid to Revitalize City

Green Mountain Power has begun building what is believed to be the US’ first solar microgrid in a brownfield landfill,  part of project to revitalize Rutland City. The Vermont utility is installing 7,700 solar panels that can generate 2 MW, backed up by a 4-MW battery storage system. Called Stafford Hill Solar Farm, the $10 million microgrid is … [Read more...]

How Do Microgrids Make Money?

Demand for microgrids is growing. But how do microgrids make money when they are part of the U.S. grid? Much depends on standards set by regulators, policymakers and grid operators, which are likely to vary depending on where the microgrid is located. Utility regulation is set at the state level.  So microgrid operators may find themselves … [Read more...]