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Microgrids in the News

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The following is a list of the latest news and updates about microgrid projects and technologies:


St. Louis Business Journal (October 28, 2011)
Microgrid Energy: Sustainable Alliances

Intelligent Utility (October 16, 2011)
Solar forecasting and microgrids

IEEE Spectrum (October 2011)
A Microgrid That Wouldn’t Quit

Albuquerque Journal (September 27, 2011)
Building a Microgrid

Pike Research (September 16, 2011)
Military Microgrid Capacity to Experience More than 700% Growth by 2017

Electric Light & Power (September 12, 2011)
U.S. Army using Princeton Power electronics for microgrid demonstration

Smart Meters (September 2, 2011)
Hurricane Irene Shines Spotlight on Microgrids

New Mexico Business Weekly (September 2, 2011)
Microgrids around state help New Mexico prep for ‘smart grid’ era

Matter Network (September 1, 2011)
U.S. Campus Microgrids Lead Despite Utilities

Sustainable Business (September 1, 2011)
Expanding Interest in Microgrids, US Is Best Market

Distributed Energy (September - October 2011)
Why Microgrids Are Inevitable: And why smart utilities should plan accordingly

Environmental Leader (August 31, 2011)
Campus Microgrid Market to Boom

Pike Research (August 30, 2011)
Campus Environments to Remain the Leading Market for Microgrids

Smart Grid News (August 30, 2011)
Why the military's smart grid battle plan could ignite a victory for all of us

SmartPlanet (August 30, 2011)
More campuses invest in off-the-grid power options

Fast Company (August 24, 2011)
Impatient For The Smart Grid, Microgrids Establish Their Own Power Systems

Intelligent Utility (July / August 2011)
Solar solutions: Distributed load or microgridding—or both?

Intelligent Utility (July 21, 2011)
Big picture thinking, Part II: lab to market! University of California San Diego takes microgrids to the world

Intelligent Utility (July 20, 2011)
Big picture thinking: lab to market! University of California San Diego takes microgrids to the world

Reuters (July 13, 2011)
ZBB to Provide Energy Storage for Illinois Institute of Technology's "Perfect Power" Micro-Grid Project

Washington Post (July 1, 2011)
Howard University considers microgrid as a power source

Pike Research Blog (June 22, 2011)
New Technologies (and FERC Policies) Increase the Value Proposition for Microgrids

Matter Network (June 8, 2011)
Will U.S. Utilities Develop Microgrid Models for the Developing World?

Intelligent Utility (May / June 2011)
Micro is mighty: Why two grids can be better than one

The Sacramento Bee (May 29, 2011)
Viewpoints: How electrical 'microgrids' might revolutionize power transmission

Pike Research (May 24, 2011)
More than 160 Microgrid Projects are Currently Active around the World

Fierce Smart Grid (May 24, 2011)
Pike Research sees AEP, SMUD and SDG&E as microgrid trendsetters

Green Tech Grid (May 17, 2011)
Intel, Ford to Test DC Microgrids

Smart Grid News (March 24, 2011)
The future of microgrids: Colorado launches energy park

Pike Research Blog (March 18, 2011)
Sorting Through the Confusing, Competitive Landscape of the Microgrid Market

Pike Research Blog (March 2, 2011)
California Microgrids: RESCOs to the Rescue?

Matter Network (February 28, 2011)
The Promise (and Perils) of the Government Microgrid

Intelligent Utility (January 17, 2011)
Military microgrids: a journey

Green Tech Grid (January 10, 2011)
Are Microgrids Finally Ready for Prime Time? Viridity Makes its Case

Pike Research Blog (January 10, 2011)
Microgrids: Compelling Value Proposition, But Lack of Clear Policy Support

Pike Research Blog (January 7, 2011)
K-MEG Project: Creating Commercial Business Models for Microgrids and Energy Management Systems


United Press International (December 16, 2010)
Lockheed to demonstrate microgrid system

Smart Grid TMCnet (December 16, 2010)
Microgrid System Revenue to Increase While Businesses Look to Integrate Renewable Energy with Reliability

Smart Planet (December 14, 2010)
Microgrid systems to gross $1.7 billion by 2016

Pike Research Blog (Novemeber 23, 2010)
No Rules, Only Exceptions with Microgrids

Science Direct (November 23, 2010)
Microgrids, Virtual Power Plants and Our Distributed Energy Future

Intelligent Utility (November 11, 2010)
Microgrids: Smart or Dumb?

IEEE Spectrum (November 10, 2010)
Get Ready for Microgrids

EC&M (October 20, 2010)
Small Measures: Smart grid implementation strategy focuses on microgrids

Pike Research Blog (Ocotber 15, 2010)
Can the Military Save the Microgrid?

The Huffington Post (October 7, 2010)
Rep. Martin Heinrich: Developing a more secure smart grid for the nation

Giga OM (August 24, 2010)
REV Charges Up Army Microgrid Project

The Christian Science Monitor (August 9, 2010)
Green energy at the grass roots, living off-the-grid of big electric utilities

US Infrastructure (July 29, 2010)
Green microgrids create more efficient power

Green Tech Grid (July 26, 2010)
EDSA Makes Microgrids, Energy Independence Real

Politico (July 22, 2010)
Microgrids: More efficient power

Green Beat (July 6, 2010)
How microgrids will change the way we get energy from A to B

Washington Post (July 5, 2010)
Pareto Energy to build 'microgrid' for Howard University

San Jose Mercury News (June 20, 2010)
Opinion: Microgrids offer an alternative to PG&E for clean energy

Clean Technica (June 18, 2010)
U.S. Military is Developing Smart Microgrids with Solar Power

CNBC (June 16, 2010)
Honeywell Micro-Grid Technology to Help U.S. Army Lower Fuel Consumption and Costs

Grist (June 3, 2010)
Moving U.S. energy policy to a decentralized grid

Smart Grid Today (May 26, 2010)
Spending on microgrid development by utilities, others debated

Smart Grid News (May 25, 2010)
Microgrids: Are They Our Aging Grid's Bail-Out Plan?

Power-Gen Worldwide (May 7, 2010)
Microgrids key to the Smart Grid's evolution

The Hill (May 4, 2010)
Microgrids are key to future energy strategy

Intelligent Utility (March 19, 2010)
Macrogrids and microgrids: another conversation

Intelligent Utility (March 17, 2010)
Microgrids: the means for grid secession or a utility's best friend?

WPVI-TV (March 12, 2010)
Research firm forecasts microgrid boom

Earth2Tech (February 25, 2010)
Balance Energy Quietly Building a Web of Microgrids

New York Times (February 24, 2010)
Microgrids: Utility vs. Private Ownership

Discovery News (February 24, 2010)
Bloom Energy Server Could Bring Microgrids Online

EC&M (February 19, 2010)
Report Says 2,000+ Microgrids to be Deployed by 2015

Smart Meters (February 18, 2010)
Microgrids pave the way to the future smart grid

Smart Grid News (February 18, 2010)
Are We Taking Microgrids Seriously — Finally?

Earth2Tech (February 17, 2010)
Microgrids: Building Blocks of the Smart Grid

GreenTechGrid (February 1, 2010)
The Networked Grid 100: Movers and Shakers of the Smart Grid

Energy Today (January 28, 2010)
Cover Story


The Conference Board Review
Reinventing Edison

Green Tech Media (November 4, 2009)
Oracle Does Microgrids, Too

Smart Grid News (October 30, 2009)
Marin County Microgrid Project Kicks Off

Smart Grid News (October 29, 2009)
Microgrids: Why Some Utilities See a Threat Where Others See Opportunity

GreenTechGrid (October 28, 2009)
Microgrids: $2.1B Market by 2015

Renewable Energy Focus (August 13, 2009)
DC microgrids: a new source of local power generation?

Green Biz (July 8, 2009)
DOD Enlists GE for $2M Project to Make Military Base a Smart Microgrid Model

Fast Company (July 1, 2009)
Why the Microgrid Could Be the Answer to Our Energy Crisis

AlterNet (June 25, 2009)
Congress, Think Small: We Don't Need a National Supergrid, We Need Microgrids

USA Today (January 13, 2009)
Stimulus plan must encourage; 'smart' energy projects

Matter Network (January 12, 2009)
Ending Utility Monopolies Needed to Break Grid-lock

Transmission & Distribution World (January 9, 2009)
Galvin Initiative: Smart Microgrids are Best Solution


POWER Magazine (June 15, 2008)
Microgrids promise improved power quality and reliability