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Construction is underway on the next phase of Snohomish County PUD’s Arlington Microgrid and Clean Energy Technology Center project, the Washington State-based PUD said on Feb. 11.
As part of an effort to narrow the scope of future Public Safety Power Shutoff events and reduce the number of customers impacted, California’s Pacific Gas & Electric is seeking proposals for distributed generation enabled microgrid services.
San Jose, California, plans to use $500,000 in state wildfire-related funding to start building microgrids that can provide electricity when the power goes out.
Cuyahoga County, Ohio, the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Public Power and the Cleveland Foundation jointly issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for developers interested in constructing a microgrid in downtown Cleveland.
The California Public Utilities Commission has started a process to create a policy framework for commercializing microgrids. The rulemaking, approved last month, grew out a bill that requires the PUC to develop standards, protocols, guidelines, rates and tariffs that support microgrid development
Seattle City Light is building a $3.3 million demonstration project that includes a microgrid controller, rooftop solar panels, and a lithium-ion battery storage system at a community center in the city.
Palo Alto Utilities in California, working with EDF Innovation Lab, has used a grant from the American Public Power Association’s Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments program to produce studies and develop tools for testing thermal microgrids.
A new community solar project is one of three components proposed as part of a Clallam County Public Utility District microgrid demonstration project, the Washington State-based PUD recently said.
Software company VMware and the City of Palo Alto Utilities in California will explore the potential for a collaborative relationship between a public power utility managing the electric distribution grid and a private company generating electricity on-site combined with storage for access to power when the grid goes down.