CEC Approves $10 Million for Microgrids June 17, 2018 By Jason FordneyThe California Energy Commission approved $10 million in grants for two microgrid projects. | © RTO Insider Tell us who you are,get 2 free articles each month. What do you want to know? Want a free trial instead? Click here.Already convinced? View pricing and plans.Already a subscriber? Log in here. Additional news on this topic: California Awarding $45 Million for MicrogridsCalifornia is offering $45 million in grants for the development of microgrids on a variety of siting categories to stimulate development of new distributed energy resources. | © RTO Insider CAISO Moves Ahead With Load-Shifting, DR ProductsCAISO is delving into the next phase of a years-long effort to integrate more storage and demand response into its markets. Interior Dept. Approves First Phase of California Desert Renewable PlanThe Interior Department approved the first phase of a master plan for developing renewable energy on 10.8 million acres of California desert.