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Boston Wants to Build Microgrids. But What about Utility Franchise Rights?

Contrary to popular thinking,  utility franchise rights aren't a big obstruction to microgrids in Massachusetts. That's the word  from a legal analysis released this week by Harvard Law School  at the request of the City of Boston. The city, which  wants to see more microgrids within its borders, asked Harvard’s Emmett Environmental Law & … [Read more...]

Microgrids and Utilities: Friend or Foe?

'Microgrids and Utilities' is the latest excerpt from our Think Microgrid guide. Microgrids face the same kind of risk as other energy projects – permitting issues, market penetration, financing, and fuel supply management. But one of the greatest and most talked about risks for a microgrid involves its relationship with the local … [Read more...]