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Microgrids  -  April 28, 2021

Microgrid Brings Reliable Power to Connecticut’s Daughters of Mary Campus

More reliable, efficient power and restoration after storms are on the way for the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception campus in New Britain, Connecticut. An advanced microgrid system is under construction to bring renewable electricity to four campus buildings. 
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Microgrids  -  March 26, 2021

Tasteful Selections installs 5 MW microgrid at California facility

Tasteful Selections announced March 25 that it is installing a 5 MW solar, natural gas and battery microgrid system at its specialty potato plant in Arvin, Calif., to cut its power bill by up to 40%.
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Microgrids  -  March 17, 2021

Rialto, Calif., proceeds with RE-powered microgrid for wastewater plant

The City of Rialto, Calif., announced March 17 the next phase of a plan to design and install a microgrid powered by biogas cogeneration, solar power and backup battery storage to power the city's wastewater treatment plant.
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CHP  -  February 8, 2021

U.S. Navy adds cleantech energy project at Norfolk Naval Shipyard

The U.S. Navy announced on Feb. 5 that it is installing a cleantech project to expand on-site generation, strengthen reliability and enhance resiliency at its Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia.
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Energy Efficiency  -  January 18, 2021

U.S. Air Force begins construction on ESPC

The United States Air Force announced on Jan. 14 that it began construction on an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) including a combined heat and power plant with microgrid controls to improve energy resilience and enhance mission readiness at its Yokota Air Base outside of Tokyo, Japan.
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Energy Efficiency  -  December 14, 2020

Innovation Summit goes virtual; Leading keynotes announced

Smart Energy Decisions will lead off its 2021 slate of events with the Virtual Innovation Summit, set for March 8-12, 2021. The fifth edition of the industry’s premier event will once again bring together energy, sustainability and facility man
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  December 9, 2020

2020 State of Distributed Energy Resources

The 2020 Distributed Energy Resources Study, conducted by Smart Energy Decisions and sponsored by NRG, explores the usage, consideration, drivers, and barriers for DERs among large electric power users. Among the findings: these customers want independence and control to choose their sources of energy - but first, they need to overcome the barriers of costs and economics of implementation.
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Microgrids  -  December 8, 2020

Port of San Diego plans 700 kW microgrid project

The Port of San Diego announced Dec. 7 that it has awarded a contract for the construction of its 700 kW Microgird Infrastructure Project that will consist of a battery storage system and electrical infrastructure that could save the port $3.2 million in energy costs over 20 years.
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Microgrids  -  December 2, 2020

The Value of Microgrids: Challenges and Opportunities

Today's energy landscape is riddled with challenges – which are unfortunately fitting with the many difficulties 2020 has delivered. The rising frequency and severity of extreme weather events in recent years have underscored the need for improved energy resiliency, while COVID-19 reminds us how vulnerable we are to disruptions that impact the production and distribution of goods and services. As this white paper from Bloom Energy notes, power outages have a huge impact on businesses, leading to tangible expenses and ongoing business disruption, so implementing localized microgrids is now a strategic imperative for businesses.
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Solar  -  November 28, 2020

Weekend reads: Inside a solar-powered tiny home; What John Kerry's new post means for the climate change struggle

It's a long holiday weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web.
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