Princeton University, NRG Energy, ICETEC Energy, Concord Engineering and the International District Energy Association have come together to found a consortium - Microgrid Resources Coalition to promote the growth of microgrids in the U.S.
"Microgrids of various forms will become key distributed components of a smarter, cleaner and much more energy-efficient power system. Innovations in core microgrid technologies like solar, cogeneration, and control systems are happening so fast that microgrids are outpacing existing regulatory frameworks and business models. The MRC will work to ensure our market and other regulatory rules are updated to support microgrids and the new business models that are bringing their benefits to customers and communities," says Steven Corneli, Senior Vice President for Sustainability, Policy and Strategy at NRG Energy. Read more here.