US Army to unveil first operational microgrid at Fort Bliss
POSTED: Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 11:39am
UPDATED: Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 11:39am
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — The U.S. Army, along with Lockheed Martin and the Department of Defense, will unveil the DOD's first grid-tied intelligent microgrid integrating renewable resources and energy storage.
The microgrid is expected to reduce energy costs while integrating renewable energy, local power generation, energy storage, and load management to guarantee uninterrupted power despite adverse conditions.
Fort Bliss Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Pittard and Lockheed Martin Director of Energy Programs, Jim Gribschaw, will highlight the microgrid's capabilities and its importance to the progress of national energy efficiency initiatives, Thursday afternoon.
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