Microgrid

California Using Energy Reliability Options to Cut Wildfire Risks to Power Grid

California Using Energy Reliability Options to Cut Wildfire Risks to Power Grid

The size of California’s wildfires doubled year/year in 2020, so state officials are throwing technology enhancements at the seasonal challenge through the utilities, grid operators and energy planners. “One of the biggest lessons we have learned is how unpredictable fire dangers and climate both are, and we’re still grappling somewhat with how to prepare for…

June 21, 2021
PG&E to Expand Use of Permanent Microgrids in Northern California

PG&E to Expand Use of Permanent Microgrids in Northern California

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) on Tuesday introduced a program to help Northern California communities develop permanent, multi-customer microgrids to ensure off-the-grid electricity to critical facilities and vulnerable customer groups. The first installation is set for the Yurok Tribe of Native Americans. The Community Microgrid Enablement Program (CMEP) would provide technical support and capital…

April 20, 2021
California OKs Microgrid Program for Planned Wildfire-Related Power Outages

California OKs Microgrid Program for Planned Wildfire-Related Power Outages

California regulators last Thursday approved a multi-billion-dollar microgrid program accelerating short-term actions to lessen the impact of planned wildfire preventive grid shutdowns by the state’s major investor-owned utilities (IOUs).

June 15, 2020

Pittsburgh International Airport to Tap Marcellus Shale for Microgrid

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIA) has awarded a 20-year contract to utility Peoples Natural Gas to build and operate a microgrid to power its entire campus.

October 21, 2019