California Offers R&D Grants for Microgrid Controls to Manage Renewables

California is offering $11.7 million for research & development into smart grid technology, including microgrid controls, to help reach the state’s goal of 20 GW of renewable generation by 2020. Issued November 30 by the California Energy Commission, the grant solicitation focuses on smart technologies that make it easier to integrate large … [Read more...]

Massachusetts Awards $18.4M for Microgrids and Other Energy Resiliency Projects

Massachusetts today awarded $18.4 million for microgrids and other energy resiliency projects to keep the lights on when the grid is down. The funds went to cities and towns, and  include several microgrids, combined heat and power (CHP) systems, battery storage and $500,000 for solar PV plus storage. “These grants will assist municipalities … [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...]

California Offers Up to $26.5 Million in Microgrid Grants

The California Energy Commission is offering up to $26.5 million for microgrid grants, in a request for proposals issued July 3. The RFP seeks microgrid projects that demonstrate ways to reduce carbon emissions and increase use of renewable energy and electric vehicles. “California’s electric grid must become more resilient and adaptable to … [Read more...]

US DOE Offers $600,000 in Awards for Top Performing Microgrids

The U.S. Department of Energy is offering $600,000 in awards for top performing microgrids, which will be  judged on their ability to provide resilient, clean, efficient and cost-effective energy. To participate,  microgrids must submit details about their design and operations by August 29. The DOE seeks the data so that it can capture and share … [Read more...]

Honeywell to Install New Military Microgrid at Fort Bragg

Honeywell  will in one stroke tackle the problems of both energy efficiency and security with a new military microgrid at Fort Bragg. The $3.4-million military microgrid will use advance controls to network new and existing backup generators for multiple buildings at the North Carolina Army base. It is the first application of this technology … [Read more...]

Massachusetts Offers $40M for Energy Resiliency, Microgrids

Massachusetts is offering $40 million for energy resiliency projects, including microgrids, to protect communities from power outages during severe weather. Called the Community Clean Energy Resiliency Initiative, the program is geared toward critical facilities, like hospitals, police stations, shelters, communications facilities, grocery … [Read more...]