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MICROGRID KNOWLEDGE | 8/25/20
California Microgrids Flex Their Skills During Blackouts

GREENTECH MEDIA | 8/24/20
The Elusive ‘Microgrid Tariff’ Begins to Emerge in California

PG&E CURRENTS | 8/7/20
First-Ever Multi-Customer Microgrid in Northern California Coming to Humboldt County

MICROGRID KNOWLEDGE | 6/12/20
Partnering with Communities on Microgrids “Critically Important”

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM | 5/29/20
COVID-19 will accelerate the revolution in energy systems

LOST COAST OUTPOST | 1/23/20
Terra-Gen Critics Said We Should Wait for Offshore Wind, But Will That Project Spark an Even Nastier Debate?

JEFFERSON PUBLIC RADIO | 1/14/20
California Reservation’s Solar Microgrid Provides Power During Utility Shutoffs

WASHINGTON POST | 1/1/2020
Amid shut-off woes, a beacon of energy

MICROGRID KNOWLEDGE | 12/19/19
Community Microgrids: Four Examples of Local Energy that Improves Lives

REASONS to be CHEERFUL | 12/7/19
Power struggle: In the haze of the California wildfires, a Native American tribe’s independent electricity grid saved the day. Is a new model for energy in America rising from the ashes?

MICROGRID KNOWLEDGE | 11/12/19
Airport Microgrid in Northern California Looks to Create Replicable Model

MICROGRID KNOWLEDGE | 11/11/19
Life Won Thanks to the Blue Lake Rancheria Microgrid

ETH ZURICH | 11/6/19
Understanding the Scale of Back-up Generation in the Developing World

POPULAR SCIENCE | 10/21/19
How microgrids could protect California from blackouts during fire season

NORTH COAST JOURNAL | 10/17/19
Blackout

WIRED | 5/16/19
This Casino’s Microgrid Might Be the Future of Energy

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