A new group of microgrids has been proposed to help support Connecticut’s critical facilities in the event of an emergency.
The proposals are part of the latest round of applications that were due Jan. 1 for funding under the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) microgrid program.
High schools, elementary schools, police and fire stations, elderly care centers — the many essential buildings of any town are now the focus of a growing movement to provide resilient power systems in emergency situations.
A new fleet of microgrids will bring together various energy systems and control technologies to disconnect critical buildings from the main grid and provide secure power in the event of a major system outage.
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