“No one knew we were in island mode, until my phone told me. That was the first time I ever got that message for a real situation,” he said. When the MSU microgrid re-connected with the utility, there were no burps, interruptions or surprises, he said.
But the campus microgrid
— developed by MSU in partnership with NJ-based DCO Energy — does much more than disconnect the entire MSU campus from the grid almost invisibly.