Catch Up on the Latest Microgrid Industry News! November 15, 2016
Microgrid Industry News — November 15, Â 2016
With a new president and Congress taking office in January, legislation to address Americaâ€™s deteriorating infrastructure will likely be debated. High on their list of priorities should be new policies encouraging private-sector investment and innovation in the electricity sector, particularly in microgrids and smart meters.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced Monday that Connecticutâ€™s innovative and successful microgrid program will take another major step forward. When the State Bond Commission meets today, it is expected to approve $30 million in funding for new projects that will strengthen the stateâ€™s resiliency against future weather events. Connecticut has been hard-hit by storms in recent years.
Duquesne Light Â has selected an engineering firm to begin construction next year of an experimental microgrid on its Woods Run facility and Preble Service Center, a project that energy researchers say has the potential to dramatically alter the power grid in Pittsburgh. Â In addition to natural gas, the utility plans two rooftop solar installations totaling 100 kilowatts each, as well as a wind turbine to generate a small amount of power. Three large-scale batteries would provide storage for the solar and wind generation, and provide backup power
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