Acadia Center advocated for LD 528 – An Act to Advance Energy Storage in Maine and LD 1053 – An Act To Allow Microgrids That Are In the Public Interest. Acadia Center supports policy initiatives that help advance microgrid deployment in Maine, supported by renewable energy and storage. Microgrid energy sources can be fossil fuels or biomass, but to completely decarbonize our economy, solar, wind, and tidal are better alternatives. Combined with ample battery storage, microgrids can be scaled and tailored to meet local needs. Microgrids and storage are key components of the clean energy future.