US Military Microgrids Are Using More Renewables and Batteries

By District Energy posted 11-09-2018 00:00

  

Emma Foehringer Merchant, Greentech Media

Summary

Energy resilience has long been a priority for the military. 

USACE_Sacramento DistrictThe Department of Defense is increasingly turning to clean energy in resilience applications. (Photo: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District) 

The White House's failed bailout of coal and nuclear plants caused a lot of chatter about grid resilience in Washington. But the Department of Defense and U.S. military were working on resilience-related projects long before Trump took office.

A report released Friday by the Association of Defense Communities, a membership organization comprising communities connected to military operations, highlights many of the clean energy and microgrid installations supporting military bases across the country.

The case studies offer examples on the best ways to actually build resilient energy systems.

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