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  • Wed

    Microgrids: Policy Pathways for Progress

    2:00 pmWebinar

    Tom Stanton presentation
    Laris Dobriansky presentation
    Farrokh Rahimi presentation
    Jean Ann Ramey presentation

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    Laws, rules, and franchises sometimes interfere with microgrid operations that would otherwise be technically feasible, provide multiple utility system benefits, and be highly efficient and cost-effective. This project reviews technological and business-plan options for microgrids, from easiest to implement in the current legal and regulatory climates to options typically blocked by current laws, policies, and rules. Case study examples: (a) explore the types of state laws and rules that facilitate or hinder microgrid development; and, (b) describe both already-open and readily achievable pathways for enabling microgrids for the benefit of the utility system and community economic development.

    Tom Stanton, Principal Researcher, NRRI
    Larisa Dobriansky, Chief Business & Regulatory Innovations Officer, General Microgrids
    Farrokh Rahimi, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Market Design and Consulting at Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI)
    Jean Ann Ramey, Executive Director, Climable
    Moderator: Hon. Commissioner Emeritus Lorraine H. Akiba, Hawaii

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