Maxine Joselow, E&E News
May 15, 2017
Massachusetts may soon be home to several new community microgrid projects.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center launched a program earlier this month aimed at catalyzing the development of community microgrids throughout the state. The center will provide $75,000 of funding for three to five projects that it deems attractive.
Advocates of microgrids have long touted their ability to improve the reliability and resiliency of the grid. Microgrids can operate autonomously while the main grid is down, which makes them particularly useful during peak demand and weather strain.
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