Microgrids are Eligible to Bid in SCE’s 100-MW ‘Preferred Resources’ Solicitation

Microgrids are eligible to bid into a 100-MW solicitation for new preferred resources that was issued this week by Southern California Edison, said a utility spokesman. SCE issued the request for offers Sept. 28, 2015 to acquire renewable energy, capacity and load reduction. The utility wants the resources to also serve the local system, … [Read more...]

Washington, DC Council Plans to Help Develop Microgrids; Seeks Consultants

A regional government organization plans to help develop microgrids in Washington, D.C., where the central grid showed its vulnerablity last week when a power outage hit key buildings. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), which represents 22 local governments and officials in the greater Washington, D.C. area, has issued a … [Read more...]

Bids Due September 29 for Navy Solar Microgrid Project in California

The U.S. Navy is seeking a contractor for  solar microgrid project at an existing microgrid at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Bids are due September 29. The microgrid is currently powered by wind turbines; the contractor must integrate the solar panels into the wind system. The Navy is using the microgrid to … [Read more...]

Singapore Microgrid Seeks Technologies to Test; Eyes Commercialization

A Singapore microgrid will act as a testing ground for new technologies, under a program sponsored by the Singapore Energy Market Authority. The authority has issued a solicitation that seeks proposals to test reliability technologies at the Pulau Ubin Microgrid. The authority hopes to spur commercialization of successful systems. Proposals … [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...]